Dear friend, Making Peace with Isis.
First I want to say I do not condone what Isis is doing. It is more than very wrong. The following is to help us understand what created Isis, what makes people join them and to find a good solution. Is doing the same old thing using bombs working? It seems it clearly is not bringing peace, but mushrooming creating more deaths and hate toward the USA .
What if Isis was bombing your town and killed your son, mother or brother? Then suppose a group formed to fight and stop that killing. Would you join them?
Inevitably when we use drones to kill leaders many daughters, mothers or brothers are killed or injured. Therefore are we not encouraging relatives to join them?
Here are bombing results.
Several years ago our US military provided health care, shelter, food, and jobs for the Iraqi people. They did this in caring ways as a part of our military offensive. It was successful in winning the support of the people.
Isis is caring for people giving health care, shelter, food, and jobs for the people. Should we do something similar to win people away from supporting Isis?
What if we said to Isis we will stop bombing you? We want to talk to resolve our differences and to show it, we will start dropping medical supplies, food, tents, or whatever is needed that is not military aid. Might Isis be willing to talk if we did that?
What are your ideas?
What would Jesus do?
Pray for Isis, the US military and for a ceasefire in the Colombian civil war.. The Colombian government and the FARC are very close to a cease fire agreement.
Ps. 7/30-10/15 I will be in Colombia. Pray with me that I find talk venues and that they be fruitful in bringing peace. Thanks much.