Friday, July 22, 2011

Swords into Plowshares is something to aspire too

Swords into Plowshares is a powerful image. It also happens to be the name given to a blog set up by the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministery at the United Nations of the General Assembly Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

At the time I came across it, it carried an emotive prayer and plea.

This is part of what the author wrote. (The rest can be read at the following link:)

Famine stalks the Horn of Africa. Bombs detonate in Oslo, Violence wracks Malawi and Syria. Rapes are perpetrated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Atrocities are suspected in Southern Kordofan. Human rights are denied in Madagascar, Peru and Colombia. In places and situations that fail to make the headlines, people are violated; God's creation is abused.

Yet we continue to trust the good news: that people will prevail; that good overcome evil; that love is stronger than death; that God will have the final word."

What do you think? What problems around the world do you find particularly confronting? Or what is the sword in your life that you want to hammer into a plowshare?

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