I am not sure if many people i Ireland are aware of the promises made by people today attending Rembrenance Day and Armstice Day Services make a very poignant promise during the service. Maybe we should all make this promise.
Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service
Will you strive for all that matters for peace?
Will you work seek to heal the wounds of war?
Will you work for a just future for all humanity?
Merciful God, we offer to you he fears in us that have not yet been cast out by love; may we accept the hope you have placed in the hearts of all people, and the live lives of justice, courage and mercy; through Jesus Christ our risen redeemer.
Something for us all to consider on this day?