There are so many things that ring true to today portrayed in the film Cold Mountain. It saddens me to know that war occurs. I understand that it is often necessary, but it leaves behind so much heartache, so much pain, that it almost doesn’t seem worth it. But, as it says in Leviticus, there is a time for war and a time for peace. Bill’s father believes that this country will not live to see a day when there is no war. We will be at war from now until the good Lord returns. I cannot even fathom that. In Cold Mountain, Ruby says that the Lord wouldn’t let the world remain in such terrible shape. I pray that is true for today, but, in all honesty, I know that this world doesn’t deserve God’s grace. We can only hope and pray that He remains gracious.
I hate that we must put lives of innocent men in danger because of people who are so idiodic that they have nothing better to do with their lives than pick a fight with this country. I am not saying that the US is completely clear of any faults, but I do not believe that anything we have done in the past or are doing in the present deserves the murders that have taken place, not only on our own soil, but all across the world. As Sarah says in the film, “If I had my way they’d take metal altogether out of this world. Every blade, every gun.” I agree.
What we have lost will never be returned to us. The land will not heal – too much blood. All we can do is learn from the past and make peace with it.