at dinner last evening with some friends
there was talk of "church" things ........
and I was reminded of a statement
made by Jean Vanier in a recent series of lectures -
"a modest proposal for peace:
that Christians around the world would stop killing one another"
we don't shoot many bullets against one another on this side of the world
but a critical word
a word of judgement
pierces deeper than any bullet
leaving a scar that wounds for years
its echo can reverberate loudly in our hearts for a very long time