Merry Christmas 2010

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and 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 2:2-4, King James Version

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The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep
your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of
God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be
amongst you, and remain with you always.

The Book of Common Prayer, The Episcopal Church in the United States, Rite One Eucharist (The Dismissal)

As always, I wish you and yours this supremely wonderful peace, now and for your future days and years.  May you have a very merry Christmas, and may we truly find the time in the coming year when the swords shall be beaten into plowshares….

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