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Shepherds in Bethlehem on their way to peace

At the end of the Christmas festivities, I return to the narrative in Luke’s gospel about the shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem, shepherds that look for, find, and build peace. We see ourselves in them. And to better see ourselves in them, let’s say it again in case it is still necessary: all the […]

If only we knew the path to peace….

The prophets of Israel had announced peace –Shalom– for a later time, the messianic future that would witness the coming of the Messiah, the king descended from David, the “Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:5). Then, Isaiah wrote, “They shall beat their swords into mattocks and their spears into pruning-knives. Nation will not lift sword against […]

Prophecy of Isaiah (ch. 2,1-5)

This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In days to come, the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us climb the Lords’s mountain, to the house […]

On the way to peace (I)

Defining PEACE, the fullness of all goodness, is not easy. We know what it is until we try to explain it or, in order to do so, we look it up in a dictionary, and then suddenly we realize how ignorant we are. But lacking peace is more painful than our ignorance. Will words help […]

Peace

What peace is, what it is not,therein lies the key. What peace is, what it is not.Peace is a godsendto be carefully nurtured at all times. Peace is always a godsendto be carefully crafted,peace is always a godsendthat once achievedmust go on being honed. Peace is neither still,nor sluggish,nor idle. Peace makes rugged slopes smoothand […]