Week Two of Advent

Week Two of Advent

Peace, peace on earth

It’s a preposterous notion

a world peace joke we laugh about

because it’s a sometimes-hollow hope

spoken by naïve Polly Annas

Peace treaties, yeah right

Hmph, we chuckle, cynical and doubtful


Peace comes after war

War is the cost of peace

Maybe so

Someday peace, but not now

because we see its opposite

Factions, sides, parties, walls

No, we sigh, fearful and anxious


A voice crying in the wilderness—

The Prince of Peace

who is himself our peace

The reconciler is coming

Prepare the way

Thoughts on One Church

Thoughts on One Church

To Be Continued

To Be Continued