Christ: Swords into Plowshares

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation,neither shall they learn war any more.” Isaiah 2:4

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“At its inception and in its best moments, the church as Christ’s body offered the world communion where there was previously animosity, ploughshares and pruning hooks from swords and spears, the peaceable kingdom come alive. The church not only welcomes the stranger, but is the stranger, constituted as she is entirely by migrants, herself a migrant through the world.” –Stanley Hauerwas “A Sanctuary Politics: Being the Church in the Time of Trump”