I assume that most of you have been following the escalating violence in Lebanon. It looks like things are going to get even uglier in the coming days.
Our focus here for some time now has been primarily on things Anglican, but global events of this sort need our attention as well. Rather than attempt to be a resource for information on this situation, allow me to recommend Happening Here, the blog of janinsanfran, who covers the situation well from a perspective that resonates with my own.
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the
strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that
all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of
Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and for ever. Amen.