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None of the minor prophetsknew that he was minor, of course. Habakkuk, I imagine,thought that his visions earned himstanding as Ezekiel’s peer, if not indeed Elijah’s.Then there was Obadiah,who could be forgiven if he thought he might be a Moses.How they would be rememberedProvidence concealed from them all, though they could see the future.Maybe it doesn’t matter.If you’re on a mission from God, sent to rebuke a cityor to redeem a nation,where by cannon-makers you’re ranked may be inconsequential.Nor is the voice within youany less authentic for not having a distant echo.Seers of the world, be heartened.Even minor prophets can have genuine revelations.Source:Parallel Lives, Michael Lind. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Etruscan Press, 2007 – found on the Education for Justice website.
When I pray for peace,
I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war,
but above all that my own country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable.
– Thomas Merton
We pray for peace.
We pray for an end to violence and the teaching of violence.
Let us not study war any more.
We pray for all those who will be gathered this weekend at Fort Benning.
We pray for those who ask that we close the School of the Americas.
We pray for those who will cross the line.