You: I am scared and want to be safe.
Devil: Sure, I can make you safe. I have the entire Kingdom of the Sword at my disposal. All I ask is that you accept the consequences…
The Pentagon yesterday promised to launch a joint investigation with the Afghan government into reports that dozens of civilians were killed in US air strikes on Monday night.
Afghan officials estimated that at least 30 and possibly more than 100 died in the attack on Bala Baluk, a Taliban-controlled area in Farah province near the border with Iran. If confirmed, it could be one of the highest civilian death tolls since the US-backed invasion in 2001.
Villagers brought truckloads of bodies, most of them women and children, to the provincial capital.
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
Would you give 100 Afghan lives in exchange for your life? Your government thinks you would. In fact, they just did.