“The purpose of all wars, is peace. ”
“We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You’re always helping people.”
– Jackie Chan
“When at war, we need to look at people in the opposing army group at two levels–the private, and governmental/public. Because of the private level, the soldier should pray for and love the opposing soldiers. And because of the public level, the soldier fights against them–not as private individuals, but as public representatives of the system and evil that is being opposed. ”
– John Piper
The Centurion’s Great Faith
For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
– Matthew 8:9-10