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Friday, February 07, 2003

Proper Prayer-Rob Dreher has this keeper
Well, Episcopalian soldiers, here's some comfort: Peter Lee, the bishop of Virginia (and thus the ordinary of Colin Powell, a parishioner at St. John's, McLean), has issued a thoughtful, balanced statement about a Christian's duty in the impending conflict. "We pray for peace," the bishop said. "We uphold our leaders and our military in our prayers. And in a fallen world, we understand that one of the responsibilities of international leadership is to name the threats to peace and to participate in removing them, by diplomacy if possible, by measured, necessary force as a last resort."
The trick is to figure out when we get to "last resort" time, but that just about nails a basic biblical attitude for geopolitics.

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