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We had church at Camp Casey this morning


by murphy at Daily Kos
Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 12:20:27 PDT

An interfaith service with Pastors for Peace and George Regis of Pasadena, CA All Saints Episcopal. We joined to break bread and celebrate our hope of peace.

We heard from Micah about making pruning hooks and plow shares, as well as the Beatitudes of Jesus. We prayed for the fallen soldiers, with 500 crosses and Stars of David with a name on each of them, and photos of some of them behind our table.

There were prayers for George Bush, for Iraqi civilians, for individual soldiers and veterans, living and dead. So many prayers, prayers for our damaged earth, our damaged families. There was a prayer in Arabic by one of our Muslim brothers who are here.

We sang Amazing Grace and prayed the Lord's Prayer, and greeted each other as an Image of God.

We had half a dozen clergy here today. The call is going out for clergy of all denominations and faiths to come next Friday to pray with Cindy at Camp Casey.

Right now there are a lot of folks outside eating lunch with Cindy. We have veterans and Gold Star Families and Code Pink and just dozens and dozens of folks coming from all over-- many of them Texans.

Cindy says there are miracles happening here, and it is true. Come and see !
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This is beautiful. Let those full of "righteous pride"
see what a spiritual communion looks like.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5: 6

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Matthew 5:11

Thou shall not kill
Exodus 20:13

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isaiah 2:4

Greet one another with the kiss of Christian love. May peace be with all of you who belong to Christ.
1 Peter 5:14

You must turn away from evil and do good; you must strive for peace with all your heart.
1 Peter 3:11

And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace.
James 3:18

Try to be at peace with everyone, and try to live a holy life, because no one will see the Lord without it.
Hebrews 12:14

May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way.
2 Thessalonians 3:16

The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body.
Colossians 3:15

God has called you to live in peace.
1 Corinthians 7:15

Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Matthew 22:39

For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
Galatians 5:14

A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And he will be our ruler. He will be called, "Wonderful! Counselor," "Mighty God," "Eternal Father," "Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

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