Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Dailies" March 19, 2006

Psalm 34: 14 Amplified Bible
"Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!"

“I direct you to Psalm 85. How does this peace come about? Is it through the proclamations of men or their politics, or economics? Perhaps it comes from power, from the armament. No. Man-made efforts of peace bring about a temporary feeling of safety and security. But, not real peace. That is because we often confuse peace with safety. But they are not the same.

Peace is a great venture. It’s a dare to trust God completely. Peace requires us to give up our illusions of safety, and security, our schemes and plans in order to rely upon Almighty God alone. Will there still be battles? Yes! But battles are won not with weapons, but with God. They are won where the way leads to the Cross."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Excerpt from speech given at the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work Conference, in Fano, Denmark, August, 1934

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