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We have engaged in political rhetoric for probably 15 years both by the USA and North Korea.  It has failed to resolve anything and meanwhile North Korea's military strength in weaponry has been increasing and now might be at a maximum level - the horse hasn't bolted just yet, but the gates are open and we cannot close them.  We have allowed North Korea to assume the most powerful weapons in existence.  North Korea is now not only a nuclear armed renegade state, it is very possibly thermonuclear armed. 

All the talking by world leaders etc. seems to do has the effect of giving North Korea more time to improve their armament potentials and the means to carry nuclear, perhaps thermonuclear weapons considerable distances of great concern.

We are very quickly arriving at a flash point.  Perhaps it is already here.

We could be at war with North Korea by something as 'minor' as a North Korean vessel firing on a USA or allied vessel.

North Korea: How businesses from Europe to Asia fund Kim Jong-un's lavish lifestyle


Links on almost any reliable commentary on North Korea leads to other links of reliable commentary on the problem from differing angles, differing related subjects addressed.


Panic and undue, useless and unproductive anxiety and fear are not the answers nor called for at all - we still rest confidently in the Arms of Divine Providence (Catholic Doctrine as in the CCC 312 - 314***) no matter the times, the hour - no matter the situation.  It is, however, a time and hour for a call to ardent heartfelt prayer for Peace and Conversion - notably, The Rosary:



Rosary a spiritual weapon   Inn a message, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul asked Catholics to pray the rosary in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition in Fatima.  "The Virgin Mary urged us to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world," said Cardinal Yeom. "The rosary is our spiritual weapon to defeat evil effectively and it will help us overcome challenges in our faith and transfigure us to become workers for world peace," he said."

 One might not be able to pray 15 decades, nor even 5 - but one decade takes not much time at all.  The essence of prayer is the heart and attention with which any prayer at all is prayed, not the time spent nor length of prayer. Beginners Guide to Praying The Rosary

To my mind too, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is powerful as well. How to Pray The Chaplet of Divine Mercy


***The Catholic Catechism on Divine Providence  - "It takes time to see how God draws good from a moral evil. After being sold into slavery, Joseph told his brothers, "It was not you who sent me here, but God. You meant evil, but God meant it for good" (Gen 45:8, 50:20). God used Jesus' death (the greatest moral evil) for our redemption. Nevertheless, evil never becomes a good.



The saints witness to God drawing good out of evil.

"Some rebel against what happens to them but God does nothing without the salvation of man in mind" (St. Catherine of Siena).

"Nothing can come but that God wills" (St. Thomas More).

"The Lord showed me that all manner of things shall be well" (Julian of Norwich).


Because we have only partial knowledge, many aspects of God's providence are hidden from us."


Luke Chapter 12 "…6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."


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