Saturday, March 11, 2006

Warring Madness

The body of Tom Fox, a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team held hostage in Iraq, was found yesterday. Tom was a Quaker from Northern Virginia who knew the dangers of his commitment.

His daughter, quoted in today's Post, says "When my brother and I were little, our family would visit a different city every year. . . . We got lost on purpose so that we were able to learn a new way back. . . . My father was teaching us to see opportunity in every step, planned or otherwise."

Thank God for Tom's willingness to live and to die, not for national revenge or sectarian victory, but for a peaceable kingdom.

grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss thy kingdom's goal...

...lest we miss thy kingdom's goal.

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