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University of Waterloo
Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS 320
Matthew Bailey- Dick

Class 8 Fish swim in water Birds fly in air God moves in loveAuthor unknown Carol Pin article online What is solidarity work What does it mean to accompany peopleThe North Starthe North Star is an external reality that we aim toward but its completely unattainable yet we use it as a guide Are we looking at some kind of vision that Christians have that is fundamentally and eternally unattainable and yet we use that vision or star to do Christian peacemaking If this star is unattainable is that okay and can that fell alright or is it unjustPascal quote what else does this craving proclaim but that there was once a true happiness in people of which now remains empty as they seek things that are not there and that they cannot find In this emptiness all that remains is an empty hole that we long to fill This infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite objectGod himselfThe professors substituted God for pieAre there ever badrotten pies that we experienceWe hunger for a vision a pie and finally eat it but it is rotten and does not contribute to our healthHe says again do you believe in pie Gives us an empty pie plate as a reminder of the pie Like the pie plates we have worship songs sermons the Bible prayer the Lords supper etc as a reminder of who God is Theme for tonight connecting the love theme from last week and the reconciliation theme from this weekGiven a paperasked to write My enemyis someone whoon one side and verbs that describe love in action on the other Then we were asked to tape it in a loop with one side flipped so that if you follow the lineswords it is continual and goes from the enemy side to the loving side EnemiesWhat to do with them What are Christians suppose to do with themLove is a very compelling way for Christians to fill in the blank withThe Bible and Nonviolence handoutPsalm 1307 Love and power come together they are linkedIsaiah 4219servantKing figure who will bring forth justice o Redeeming work through servant hood and humblenessChristians take Jewish Scripture and applyinterpret then from Christian perspectives 2 Timothy 13 and onGod blesses people with a Spirit of love and power and selfdisciplineo Can nonviolence be a proactive force and not just a passivityo The foundational role of mothers is not just the physical mothers of faith but spiritual mothers as well Ephesians 3 16 and onlove and power are brought together Blessed with knowledge of Gods love and filled with power and the fullness of God which is beyondsurpasses all knowledge
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