At the Eucharist, Mathew’s beatitudes sounded especially moving this morning: “Blessed are the peacemakers” and, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness”.
There were more people in church today, too, than on any ordinary Saturday. I think they were as much affected by that reading as I was.
We are asking for a miracle. Is it possible that the world’s leaders could set down at the table in a communion of hearts, if not of minds? Can we ask insurgents and an oppressive government to come to some kind of an agreement for the sake of the poor, for the sake of peace?
The answer is, of course, to follow the commandment of love. I think the Koran issues the same command.But, we sinners are notoriously disobedient to God’s commands.
This time maybe with half the worlds hearts beating for peace, the other half will hear the call to peace in their hearts, too.