From the ruined cities of Syria to the opposition front benches,
it dominates our conversation:
wars and rumours of war.
Shutting our eyes is as merciless as it is ineffectual
and bombing can only contain the evil,
not heal it.
“See to it that you are not alarmed…”
Come, Prince of Peace!
6 You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.8 All these are the beginning of birth-pains.