Warplane Almighty

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon:
where there is doubt, faith ;
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy
O divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Picture: Fiona Banner, words St Francis of Assisi

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  1. where did you take the photo

    I went to the Imperial War Museum twice this summer. I hate the name. I hate war. But what I really like about that place is that it doesn’t glorify war at all (or at least not obviously) … and the Holocaust Memorial is well worth visting. For those who don’t believe in the depravity of man …. look again. And to see how the church was culpable … well that links with another post of yours. We might have the right doctrine but if we dont’ live out our faith as Christians … well it’s not worth much.

    I look at those who are pacifists with respect (mostly) and I especially honour those who stood up (at personal cost) to the nastiness of the Nazis … those who hid Jews, and those who were working for peace.

    I am not sure total pacifism is workable … because there are quite frankly nasty leaders out there … but there has to be a better way. Jesus taught us that!


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