Sacrificing plowshares for swords

When times are tough, when you’ve got to tighten your belt, that’s when you know what your priorities really are. This week, Congress showed where its priorities lie: the Senate passed a war funding measure worth nearly $60 billion, while the House cut billions of dollars in aid to states and health insurance subsidies for unemployed and laid-off workers.

War over people. Swords over plowshares.

Oh, for that day …

He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; 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)

Justin

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One thought on “Sacrificing plowshares for swords

  • 30 May, 2010 at 8:39 am
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    Well, war always return with war, it’s a vicious cycle, no? We (in Quebec, Canada) have to start paying to see the doctor starting July, so our Universal Healthcare is heading another direction. I don’t know if that money goes to war.

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