There was a time, Lord,
when an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,
though brutal, limited the damage.
Now nations can maim or kill those they do not see;
technology has made war so impersonal, and people so cheap.
In the face of this, I sense my inestimable weakness,
and rely on your inestimable strength.
From: ‘Pray Now’, Church of Scotland Panel on Worship
Can the words of war really be beaten into ploughshares? The Prophets thought so, but it is up to us to show that it is possible.