As the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, and as online discussion about it has resulted in any number of comments that can’t all be true, a few observations have occurred to me. I would like to share them with you here, with the understanding that you will read them as a motley gathering of detached comments. I am sure there is a thread in there somewhere, but this is no necklace. Think of it as a handful of pearls.
Christians should refrain from pontificating about the war unless they are actively involved in trying to help ameliorate the suffering caused by the war. I have vouched for my friends in JEEP, who are doing really good work, and unless you have another good work that you trust, then lend a hand there. If you want to talk about the war, that could be good, depending on what you say, but whether it is good or not, it is important do something tangible for the widows and orphans first (Jas. 2:16; 1 John 3:17).