It’s Easter, 2022; we should rejoice….

Many people around the world find this Christian holiday to be the most important. It’s a day when a profound number of people pray and give thanks for salvation. I imagine a great many people living in Ukraine are praying today, too, for there is a monster at their door, and salvation is not a certainty.

Try as I might, I cannot see any way around my utter contempt and disgust for the Russian madman who sent that monster to prey on his neighbors. I read with a growing sense of horror about the ever-expanding list of murders perpetrated in this madman’s name, if not directly by his hand.

He can stop the killing and the destruction at will, but he chooses instead to have still more innocent people slaughtered in order to reach his goal, whatever it is. Why can’t he be content simply being one of the richest people on the planet? How can that not be enough?

And why, pray tell, has his 700 million dollar yacht, currently docked in Italy, not been sent to the bottom of the sea? My hope is that such a thing is planned, and those planning it are merely waiting for him to be aboard.

There are many agencies accepting donations to aid the besieged people of Ukraine. My wife and I have sent money to more than one. Please do the same, because prayer alone isn’t enough.

It’s time for regime change in Russia, time to clean out the oligarchs, the generals, and the politicians who are profiting from this insanity. If not now, when? How many countries will have to be crushed under a Russian boot heel before the world decides enough is enough?

Or will some modern-day Chamberlain agree to let the Russian bear eat a few smaller nations in the hope that it will satisfy his insatiable hunger?

It’s Easter. I should feel more charitable.

But I don’t.

About joshlangston

Grateful and well-loved husband, happy grandparent, novelist, editor, and teacher. My life plate is full, and I couldn't be happier. Anything else I might add would be anticlimactic. Cheers!
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8 Responses to It’s Easter, 2022; we should rejoice….

  1. Betty Smith says:

    I know how you feel. Sometimes it is hard to remember that God loves even his children who are controlled by Satan. But today, as we remember Jesus’ victory over Satan, we can celebrate His resurrection and know God is in control. Happy Easter, dear friend.

  2. Gerald Flinchum says:

    Great post Josh! You must have taken one of my history courses?

  3. Charmayne B. Richardson says:

    I agree with you.. Puck Putin and his efforts to rebuild the Soviet Union. Easter and the needless, senseless, deaths he causes has no meaning to him. He has blocked communication so his voice is the only one the people in his country hear. When will he meet karma? His playback will be eternal.

  4. John Langston says:

    Putin is merely following his predisesers Stallin, Hitler, Mussalini, and that little pissant from France to put his name up there with the totalitarian dictators from the past. He will go down in history as a murdering thug.

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