The Lectionary

First Sunday of Advent Lectionary:
Isaiah 2:1-5

1The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. 3Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4He 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. 5O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!

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The (often ironic) gospel according to George W. Bush

America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.

Bring them on.

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.

I will never relent in defending America – whatever it takes.

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.

You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.

You don’t get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier… So long as I’m the dictator.

Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical…

That’s a good point, Dubya, I’ll keep it in mind.

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