If you were like me… I spent a bulk of time changing television stations yesterday between the happy upbeat Queen’s Jubilee and the sad but determined Olena Zelensky-wife of Ukrainian President Zelensky -interview with Robin Roberts.
As the one hundredth day of war emerges Olena Zelensky… said giving up any of their country’s land will do nothing to end this war of aggression-conceding territory won’t stop the war because this ” aggressor” will not stop at that… he would continue pressing, launching steps forward… with more and more attacks.
I thought of this paradoxical riddle: If we did love everything and everyone in the world… would we still need boundaries? Truth is… boundaries don’t define love. Love is limitless!
One paradox on love and war that should be a central thought for all of us-in war or peace is: God is the only One to whom we can surrender without losing ourselves.
Olena sure hasn’t ” surrendered” hope as she wants children back in schools in the fall and their people even closer and more united than ever in their love and gratitude of country.
So until tomorrow… one country’s jubilation over a beloved leader of seventy years…the ” Queen” …one country’s determination to fight aggression and tyranny under the courage of a new untested leader-President Zelensky who is showing true grit-a combination of ( John Wayne/ Winston Churchill) Ukrainian style!!
Even my deer-assaulted hibiscus is back with a vengeance… five blooms and four buds bursting at the seams! All life-plant and animal- have daily struggles to overcome to survive.