Violence is a form of evangelism for the Devil. It’s claim is that there is no Sovereign other than the the one who, currently, aims the business end of the barrel and sets the terms of the market’s beneficiaries.
The meek shall inherit the earth, but that does not say anything about mineral rights under the earth. — American industrialist J. Paul Getty
Love of God correlates with occupation of land; consequently, love of God means to order the land in ways that are congruent with Yahweh’s character; this character, we know everywhere in Scripture, is marked by mercy, graciousness, steadfast love, compassion, fidelity, generosity, and forgiveness.
If you do the prayer, the prayer will do you. — Fr. Thomas Keating
To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
Concern for peace, whether Jewish or Christian, is part of the purpose of God for all eternity. God is by nature a reconciler, a maker of shalom. For us to participate in the peacemaking purposes of that kind of God is not just morality. It is not just politics. It is worship, doxology, praise.
When the economy is geared to the arming of the heavens rather than the development of the heart, neighbors and nations must learn to cry out their dissatisfaction together.
[T]he demand for radical love of God is indistinguishable from the radical love of those who have no claim on us. So prayer comes to focus on that vortex: where freedom to give and receive the abundance of God’s love spills over into, comprehends, includes, becomes the essence of the splendour of love of the vulnerable and the dispossessed.
Where there is great love there are always miracles. — Willa Cather
The object of redemption is not that we should be rescued from the world, but that we should be rescued for it. For life!