The hard work of growing peace — Steve Garnaas-Holmes, USA

Let me stand before enemies with love

prepared to break soil, to prune branches

to do the hard work of growing peace


For I will need stout tools to work this rough land well,

to bring fruits of justice out of rocky earth,

to tend the muscular trees of mercy.


Steve Garnaas-Holmes serves in ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), USA.


Photo:  wood along Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, Washington USA — by Ana Gobledale