Wednesday, 26 August 2009

So what is your favourite biblical verse about peace?

The verse of the Bible about peace I probably quote most is "swords into ploughshares" - "Schwerter zu Pflugsharen", though I also like "And everyone beneath the vine and fig tree shall dwell in peace and unafraid". As I prepare the meditational peace walk we'll be painting this week I'm also interested in verses which link walking and peace.
Anyway if you have a favourite biblical or quotes from other sources about peace or about walking do leave a comment.


Hansuli John Gerber said...

one of them is: Lk 1,79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

Another one is Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God. - Is there any better status?

A third one is from Psalm 85: Truth and mercy will meet, peace and justice will kiss each other

J. K. Gayle said...

to go along with the plowshares for peace, there's James 3.18: "Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness."

(and with walk and peace, it's not the bible but one of Thích Nhất Hạnh's poems:


Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety.

Jane said...

Wow Hans Uli and Jk thank you both so much - this has made my day to come back and find these comments
Many thanks - will try and build some of this into my liturgy

Dr B said...

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life"

Deuteronomy 30:20 RSV