I’ve heard people say that “those who want to be someone on this life needs to be prepared to fight.”
I’ve heard people say “we must fight for our rights.”
“fight for freedom.”
“fight for what we want.”
My question is: fight for what?
Humans seem obsessed with fighting. So obsessed in fact that they call themselves “fighters.”
Fighting is good…when we fight the right battles. It is good when we fight diseases, unemployment, injustices and the other ills of the human conditions.
But when it comes to fighing against other humans: there is nothing good about fighting.
The bible tells us that “the meek shall inherit the earth.”
Related: Hold your peace and let the Lord fight your battle.
Two people were fighting over a narrow strip of land. The bloody cost of the war included so many human lives – even the lives of innocent children, and brought so much sorrow and suffering to both sides. It stirred up growing rage and anger and sparked a need for revenge. These two peoples were so engrossed in fighting against each other that they had neither the time nor the thought to stop and turn around or look over their shoulders.
But if they had, they would have seen stretches and stretches of uninhabited lands, more beautiful and rich than the one they were fighting over. And they could have packed up, walked over and inherited all this land for free. These people lacked the power of letting go, and the power of looking beyond.