Saturday, July 7, 2007

In a world without peace, let me wish you SHALOM!

I have extracted some of Lee K. Ellenwood’s compilations on the concept of Shalom (Hebrew for peace) from Living Pulpit Oct 2006

Global South as well as North is always seeking for peace – personal peace, community peace, and international peace. In this season of wars and conflicts, bloodsheds and ethnic cleansing, senseless violence and random acts of destructions - here are some quotations to meditate upon. And if you do come across any others, please feel free to send them to me. Do remember to include the source.


Seek the shalom of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in the shalom of it shall you have shalom.

JEREMIAH 29:7 (HEBREW NAMES VERSION)

Rabban Simeon ben Gamaliel had said: "The world rests on three things: On justice, on truth, on shalom."

Said Rabbi Mona: "But these are one and the same: For if there is justice, there is truth, and if there is truth, there is shalom."

PEREK HA SHALOM


The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.

VILWA LAKSHMI PANDI I


Congratulation to those who work for peace! They will be known as God's children.

MATTHEW 5:9, SCHOLAR S VERSION



Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.

OSCAR ROMERO


Peace is what I leave behind for you; my peace is what I give you. What I give you is not a worldly gift.

JOHN 14:27 SCHOLAR'S VERSION


Forgiveness is the ornament of the brave.

MAHATMA GANDHI


I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

Christian healing is not mere negation of disease but a ministry of life to the whole personality.

EVELYN FROST


Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.

ST. TtlERESA OF LISIEU


Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.

ROBFRT FlLGHLM


I do not want the peace which passeth understanding; I want the understanding, which bringeth peace.

HELEΝ KELLER

2 comments:

Jim said...

"There was never a good war or a bad peace." --Benjamin Franklin


"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

BTW, I really like your blog, fellow Global Souther!

Global-South said...

thanks jim, for your generous compliment.

I just browsed through your blog and it looks really interesting! Especially your post on metanoia. Would it be ok with you for me to re-post some of it - of course with credits to you?

I think it would bless and challenge some of my readers.