No War Toys at Christmas

Writes Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy:

War Casualty Toys for Christmas

Consider giving the little ones a toy soldier that will nurture their abhorrence of war and their empathy for the suffering of others. In other words, giving children toys that will help them “put on the mind of Christ” starting in their earliest years! And, avoid putting on the mind of the Evil One with all the misery that will bring to self and others.

Far more soldiers killed themselves after returning from Iraq than were killed in Iraq. If the children are going to “play war,” let them “play real war” and not a dempathicized, sanitized war  of war toys.

-Emmanuel Charles McCarthy