Earth on Peace and Peace on Earth

Monday, 01 Nov 2004

While all of man's attempts at creating peace on earth will ultimately fail, here we have something completely different.
Early in Mark Twain's classic work The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an interesting scene in which Tom and Huck witness Injun Joe in an act of wicked deception. Twain writes that the boys stood dumb as they "heard the stony-hearted liar reel off his serene statement, they expecting every moment that the clear sky would deliver God's lightnings upon his head, and wondering to see how long the stroke was delayed." On one hand, there is an admirable and refreshing sense of God's holiness and justice in these words, ...

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