On Peace

March 29, 2010 @ 02:49 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Friends:

I am writing this brief note on Palm Sunday, as I get ready for worship today. In our Christian tradition, this is the day Jesus makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We call it triumphant, because his followers placed him on a colt, threw their cloaks down on the ground before him, hailed him as a king of peace, and waived palm branches before him. In fact, when he gets into the city, he is arrested, put on trial, and crucified as a criminal for insurrection. Jesus' encounter with the authorities was certain kind of contest, a struggle for peace in a time when Jesus' people were under Roman occupation--the so-called Pax Romana; the Roman Peace. It is not a new concept for powerful nations to think of themselves as peace keepers/peace makers as they wage war.

So, here is a piece on peace, from our colleague Sekou, as Tavis Smiley focuses on Dr. King's speech against the war in Vietnam. Important as we think about our years in this terrifying war against terror.

Peace, for real

Jacqui

Comments

How ironic that the Viet Nam war was waged by a liberal Democrat, who established the "great society" entitlement programs, which destroyed the African American family structure ,more effectively than slavery.

donald green on March 30, 2010

Donald, say more...

Jacqui Lewis on April 3, 2010

Thank you for your kind invitation. Please see my response to "Expect Better, and Demand More

donald green on April 5, 2010

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Preparing ethical leaders for a just society. Posts by Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister.

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