Today is the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor,
which drew the U.S. into World War II. The Japanese attack was led by Mitsuo
Fuchida, who later became a Christian and had this to say:
I have participated in the cycle of
hate for much of my life. For the rest of my life I want to begin the cycle of
love as often and in as many places as possible.
Rose Berger tells a
moving story about an American teenager who visited Japanese POWs, a story
that made a great impact on Fuchida.
The Century associate editor is also a church musician. He has quit bands many times and graduate school twice. He blogs here.