Peace, like war, is waged

A litany for worship by Walker Knight

by Walker Knight

Peace plans its strategy and encircles the enemy.

Peace, like war, is waged.

Peace marshals its forces and storms the gates.

Peace, like war, is waged.

Peace gathers its weapons and pierces the defense.

Peace, like war, is waged.

But Christ has turned it all around:

the weapons of peace are love, joy, goodness, longsuffering;

the arms of peace are justice, truth, patience, prayer;

the strategy of peace brings safety, welfare, happiness;

the forces of peace are the sons and daughters of God.                                            

Adapted from a longer poem