The Only Way To Win

A few years ago there was a movie called War Games.  Some young kids – those who know how to use computers – hacked into a government computer.  They created a simulated nuclear war that got out of hand and moved within inches of setting off a real war.  In the end, one of the kids and a scientist who invented the simulated war game for the government try to beat the computer at its own game and end the threat of war.  They ask the computer how to win the war that was in the making because of the kids.  The answer the computer gave was, the only way to win is not to play the game.

Good answer.  They only way to avoid war is not to play!  It reminds me of an old song, which I can’t remember who sang it, but the line went, What if they threw a war and nobody came?  Trying to find it on the Internet I found two answers – John Lennon, the Beatle, and it was a song by The Monkeys.  Either way it is a good thought – no one come to the war!

Some one said in response to: What if you threw a war and nobody came? — Then the war would come to you.  It seems like there is always war.  My entire life I remember war going on.  As a very young person there was the Korean War in the early 50s.  In the 60s and 70s there was the Vietnam war, a war that has left an impact on many of us who lived through those times.  And it seems like the Gulf War which started in 1990 has been going on in various forms for over 20 years now.

I also think of peace within the church.  It seems like someone is always trying to stir up something.  And I think, Wouldn’t it be great if someone started trouble and no one came?  Wouldn’t it be great if someone started a problem and no one came?  Then I think the trouble or the problem would probably come to us!  But, wouldn’t it be great if we were all trying to build one another up?  Wouldn’t it be great if we all simply loved one another?  Wouldn’t be great if we all were willing to forgive one another?  Wouldn’t be great if we all were kind to one another?  Wouldn’t it be great if we all comforted in one another?  I just did a wedding in which I listed several one another passages in the Bible.  I realize that’s what God wants!  He wants us to as long as it depends on us to live in peace. (Romans 12:9)  Blessed are the                            !