I do enough complaining about it that I also need to praise, sometimes the lectionary, the choices made by its fabricators are incredibly powerful and perfect.
How many times have I read this, how many times have I PROCLAIMED the readings for this Sunday, and how have I never noticed this before?
He shall take His place as shepherdNot, He will bring peace, or there will be peace in His time -- He will BE peace.
by the strength of the Lord,by the majestic name of the Lord, His God;And they shall dwell securely, for now His greatnessshall reach to the ends of the earth:He shall be peace.
As He is Love incarnate, Mercy incarnate, and yes, Justice incarnate... PEACE INCARNATE.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus