Wednesday, August 17, 2011

peace moment

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
snide remark

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

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