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It shall come to pass in the latter days that
the mountain of the house of the Lord shall
be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised above the hills: and all the
nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall
come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the moun-
tain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk
in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall
judge between the nations, and shall decide for many
peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plow
shares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation
shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall
they learn war anymore.
Isaiah 2: 1-4
Revised Standard Version
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Indian philosopher esteemed
for his doctrine of nonviolent protest
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect,
in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my
spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgement
to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor
cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised
reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall
he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto
truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged,
till he have set judgment in the earth:
and the isles shall wait for his law.
Isaiah 42: 1-4
King James Version
Praise be to the Lord of the Universe who
has created us and made us into tribes and
nations, that we may know each other, not
that we may despise each other. If the enemy
incline toward peace do you also incline toward
peace, and trust in God, for the Lord it is that
hears all things. And the servants of God Most
Gracious are those who walk on the Earth in
humility, and when we address them,
we say, "Peace."
Excerpted from "1001 Pearls of Wisdom"
by David Ross
Chronicle Books, 2006
To my Readers:
On occasion I share with you portions of
notices I receive from John Robb of World
Vision International. His group travels all
over the world seeking to spread the peace
of God. His letter of May 21 speaks to an
alarming political situation in Pakistan.
Whether one is Christian or not, I believe
it's evident the violence this bill would
create.The letter has been edited for space.
You have been praying for Pakistan which is in an
increasingly perilous situation. Here is one of three
urgent requests for prayer that I have received from
people in Pakistan in the last few days:
"It is with a heavy heart that I write this. After the
last letter I was hoping to be able to write something
positive. In the last letter I wrote about the firing of
the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
and the lawyers
being on strike against the government. I also wrote
how the fanatics and Taliban are creating great
This bill is now on the floor of the parliament. This
bill states that any Muslim converting to any other
faith is liable to the death sentence. It will become
the law of the land. Basically what that means is
that any kind of evangelism will be punished. I do
not have to say any more. I believe you see the
seriousness of this. This is the beginning of taking
away all freedom for Christians away from them.
When this bill comes on the floor it will be almost
impossible to stop it from going through. To vote
against it means voting against Islam. Only PRAYER
can stop it. We must go to the God who works in
the heavens and does the impossible. (You can
google "Apostasy Bill in Pakistan" for more infor-
...Even before this bill has gone through, the fanatics
and Taliban in the north of the country are demanding
that two large Christian communities become Muslim
or be bombed out. (Never before has this demand been
made, although Christian villages and communities
have been burned.) ...
Thanks so much for standing in the gap for this
important nation. It is absolutely strategic that
we cover it and our brothers and sisters in Christ
there in much focused intercession at this time."
No longer will violence be heard of in your
land, nor plunder and calamity in your
borders. You will call (God's) salvation
your protective walls, and (His) praise
to be your gateways. The sun will no
longer be for you the light of day and
brightness and the moon will not illu-
minate for you. Hashem will be an
eternal light for you, and your God
will be your splendor.
Isaiah 60: 18-19
The Stone Edition Tanach
And now the Last Word:
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
and the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 11: 6-7
Revised Standard Version
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
St. Francis of Assisi
for HaIley Joy Kent.