The things that make for peace
The drums of war is beating while few voices of reason are being raised in defence of humility, gentleness and so-called old fashion virtues. We would like to make an effort to give those voices a chance to be heard.
To that end the "News" has been re-designed and re-named to, "Currents". World News and News about Religion will still be there as "Current Events" on the sidebar.
But the word "Currents" can also indicate movement, trends, directions, which way the wind is blowing etc. So in the main column we will including articles that promote moves and initiatives in the spirit of peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, equality and social justice. Isn't that the kind of values the Lord Himself promoted? (Matthew 5 and Luke 6)
Some from Luke chapter 6...
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And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor:
for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye
that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh
now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their
fathers to the false prophets.
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and
him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy
goods ask them not again.
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also
love those that love them.
And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for
sinners also do even the same.
And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for
sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again;
and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:
for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be
condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and
shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the
same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.