Tag Archives: peace

A louder peace

“As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.” (Matthew 10:12-13) This is Jesus, instructing his apostles, sending them … Continue reading

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Still

A word of caution: Armistice: broken open by poets of war.

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Ordnance

Digging trenches, sunken defences against flood and farm-fouled run-off, a discovery gives pause. Once the soldiers ran these cliffs, looking for invaders, boats by night, enemies creeping up with the tide. They left behind a hand grenade, souvenir of suspicious … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” The chicks scatter, competing instead of complementing one another, straining to grow despite one … Continue reading

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An anniversary

It is not lost on me that as I board the plane for our nation’s capital Sunday night, it will be on the first anniversary of its becoming “ours.” For me, this nation was “yours,” and I was categorized as … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Epiphany: A lightbulb moment. A parish church. A cake, a tradition. People going down to a snowy river in Russia to renew their baptismal promises in the freezing waters. The other Christmas. Magi, wise men, kings; gold, frankincense, myrrh; Herod … Continue reading

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Please, pray for peace

I am running out of things to say. I am running out of words to pray: God knows, we need some peace, some sanity, some way to curb the violence. I grew up in Britain, where turbans are a commonplace … Continue reading

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