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Be silent and be blessed

by David Bryant

THE church erupts into a scurrying of handshakes, kisses, smiles, and whispers. The Peace is being jubilantly exchanged. The joy is short-lived, and worldly worries come flooding back; for at the heart of peace lies an elusiveness.

"When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut, Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs?" as Gerard Manley Hopkins wistfully put it.

There is another pathway that leads to a deeper, more lasting peace. It is the road to ...

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