In the book Prepare the Way, Pamela C. Hawkins encourages reading several of the Lectionary passages as though reading them for the first time. We read these words of Isaiah
“nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!” ~ Isaiah 2:4c-5
How do we learn war in these days? Certainly history books provide one source. For that matter, our media today shows “wars” of varying types: psychological warfare, bombings of countries, extremist groups warring, conflicts between people and the list goes on. Children of all ages learn by example.
- What are ways we can “study war no more?”
- Turning the “study war no more?” phrase is a reminder of Down By the Riverside, an early 1800s spiritual. If you have a few minutes, take a listen to this performed by The Fisk University Jubilee Singers.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, December 1, 2019:
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