Monday, August 16, 2010


“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at the goal.
Through violence you can murder a murderer but cannot murder murder.
Through violence you can murder a liar but you cannot establish truth.
Through violence you can murder a hater but you cannot murder hate.
Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that.

We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we should not wage war, it is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace. We must say that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discords of war.”

I'm sure most of you have heard about the killings that happened this last week in Afghanistan.  This has upset me, along with the death of a dear friend's brother and the changes going on in countries that are closing their doors to foreign workers, Christians who are bringing the land the truth of who Christ is are being forced to leave, kicked out of the country they have called home for years. 
It's been happening for a long time but it's happening more and more these days. 
And it makes my heart sad.  It makes me long to be in those places while there is still time to reach those people. 
It makes me PRAY harder for their lands for their souls so that the land will not remain a dark place even if all the foreginers are kicked out, because then there will be people there to carry on the work.  To teach and lead others in that country the truth of who Christ is and the love he has for them.

As we face changes in our own land, and they face them in theirs I pray that we will all do all that we can to reach those who don't know. 
Because I know in my heart the day is coming where we won't be allowed to speak the name of Chist publicly, even here, with out some form of punishment. 

Now is the time that we all should speak it to all we know.  And now is the time that we should really live what we say we believe after all, actions speak louder than words.


S.I.F. said...

Oh lady! I'm sad you're sad! It really is heartbreaking...

Leanna said...

It is, but I have to trust that it is all part of His plan....he knows what he's doing and the why's behind it even when I can't see or understand it.