Friday, January 09, 2009

gentle people

I'm trying to write a difficult letter right now. 4 pages long is too long so I have to edit it down with out losing the essence or the essential word pictures.

Last night my daughter read the beatitudes (Matthew 5) to me over the phone because of something she saw.

Some versions read "blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth."

"The earth will belong to them," she said. Then she said, "Can imagine a world owned and run by gentle people?"

She went through all of the verses that way and you can probably substitute the words (meek/gentle) from the different versions if you want.

Can you imagine every child of God a peacemaker? Why is that so hard to imagine? Maybe peacemakers automatically become sons of God because they're so hard to come by and God is desperate, lol! Most of our families could do with a peacemaker or two or more! But imagine a world like ours handed over to meek gentle people . . . "It's yours!"

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