Quote-worthy Wednesdays: Peace.

Yesterday and today we had our new students on the Urban Reality Tour.  This year, we not only spent a day traveling through the city, but we also stayed overnight on the roof of a mission on Skid Row.  I’ll be writing some reflections soon, but wanted to offer this for Wednesday.  I hope you enjoy it.

I No Longer Pray for Peace by Ann Weems

On the edge of war, one foot already in,
I no longer pray for peace:
I pray for miracles.

I pray that stone hearts will turn
to tenderheartedness,
and evil intentions will turn
to mercifulness,
and all the soldiers already deployed
will be snatched out of harm’s way,
and the whole world will be
astounded onto its knees.

I pray that all the “God talk”
will take bones,
and stand up and shed
its cloak of faithlessness,
and walk again in its powerful truth.

I pray that the whole world might
sit down together and share
its bread and its wine.

Some say there is no hope,
but then I’ve always applauded the holy fools
who never seem to give up on
the scandalousness of our faith:
that we are loved by God……
that we can truly love one another.

I no longer pray for peace:
I pray for miracles.

Thanks to Amy for posting this originally on her blog, Polaroids.

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