Sunday, July 29, 2012
2012: FAREWELL TO A BROTHER
Our WWII veterans are passing away at an alarming rate. My brother Len recently went to be with the Lord, and his final minutes left me with an image I will never forget. He and I were talking during his last hours on this earth, and at one moment in our conversation, he looked away with a blank stare and wondered aloud, "What will I say to God when he asks me about all those men, women and children I killed during all those bombing missions over Nazi Germany. Cologne, Schweinfurt, Essen....I can still see the flames burning as our B24 circled for home." What a terrible burden to carry through life! I suggested that we were at war, and collateral damage is to be expected. Think of all the cruelty we find in the Holy Bible.