Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Maybe We DO Have the Authority to Stop War

After J.M.W. Turner, Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish
(Sketch by Joe Scarry)

Cleaning house, I found this sketch I made at the Art Institute of Chicago.

It's a Turner painting of a roiling sea. I used the image of the original to illustrate: More war? "PUT A MUZZLE ON IT!" 

Imagine war as a storn-driven sea. Imagine if (like Jesus) we had the authority to command, "PUT A MUZZLE ON IT!"

Maybe we do have the authority . . . .

What if our speech acts could stop war in its tracks?