Study War No More
(Rev. Amanda Meisenheimer)
Let us transform our weapons into garden tools.
Let us study love and justice.
Let us lay down our burdens, down by the Riverside.
Where do you go and what resources do you turn to in order to study love and justice?
The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In 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.
Many 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.
He 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.
O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!
This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Amanda Meisenheimer the Interim Minister of Worship and the Arts at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish by Podington Bear and Riverside by the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir.
Click here to watch the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir perform “Riverside” at Middle Collegiate Church.
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