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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Peace on Earth

"Peace on earth."

That is what Rome had promised with their Pax Romana. That is what the angels said to shepherds when announcing the birth of Jesus. But is "peace on earth" just an ancient saying best saved for decorating Christmas cards?

"Peace on earth."

That is what Cindy Sheehan cries for. That is what George W. Bush goes to war for. That is the Christmas headline on the Drudge Report. That is what U2 sings about. But is "peace on earth" just a pipe dream of a few idealists?

"Peace on earth."

That is what Jesus was born for. That is what Jesus lived for. That is what Jesus died for. That is what Jesus resurrected for. That is what Jesus is coming back for. But do we really believe it?

"Peace on earth."

2 comments:

A said...

"I believe, Lord help me in my unbelief."

jdub said...

shaloam