a lament: "peace on earth"

In Advent and Christmas, as we look to the Prince of Peace, too often we are confronted with the very absence of what we’re celebrating.

This week is no different. With yet another devastating shooting, families left are mourning the senseless loss of their innocent children. And we all mourn. We wonder, where is this peace on earth?

Now isn't the time for trite answers. We can't fabricate our advent themes of hope and peace and joy and love. Nor should we. Even the Prince of Peace wept at the suffering in our world. I think Jesus is still weeping.

U2's lament, "Peace on Earth" has been on my mind lately, today even more. Timely words this sad advent day...
Heaven on Earth
We need it now
I'm sick of all of this
Hanging around
Sick of sorrow
Sick of pain
Sick of hearing again and again
That there's gonna be
Peace on Earth...

Jesus this song you wrote
The words are sticking in my throat
Peace on Earth
Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth?
This peace on Earth

Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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