Thursday, September 28, 2017
This wall defined the edge of the Roman Empire and separated Roman soldiers from the pagan armies to the north in Scotland. It was used to control the movement of people. Today Hadrian’s Wall is an 84-mile-long National Trail winding through some of England’s most scenic countryside.
We also have the Mexico–United States barrier. According to Wikipedia, the barrier is “a series of walls and fences along the Mexico–United States border aimed at preventing illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States…As of January 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that it had more than 580 miles of barriers in place. The total length of the continental border is 1,989 miles.” Our President intends to build a “big and beautiful” wall along the border.
Hadrian’s wall is a vestige of what it was; now it’s for hiking. The Israeli Wall expands, and our border with Mexico continues to be fortified and strengthened. Ill-will and resentment grows. Fear separates and alienates friends.
Deacon David Pierce