Posted in Words!



כרגע היעד של שלום
בדיוק באותו זמן ונסיבות
מתי ואיפה
לעמוד לשלום הוא
להיות טיפש, טהור ופשוט;
לשם ולאחר מכן אחד שמעז
כדי לפתוח מתנה תמיד הווה החבוי הזה
מביא את המדינות המתנה
חושף את פניו אלוהי
וטיוח אנושי באמת אנשים.

The target moment of peace
is precisely in that time and circumstance
when and where
to stand for peace is to
be a fool, pure and simple;
there and then the one who dares
to open this hidden always-present gift
brings the nations the gift
revealing the Divine Face
and rendering people truly human.

لحظة الهدف السلام
هو على وجه التحديد في ذلك الوقت والظرف
متى وأين
الوقوف للسلام هو
يكون أحمق، نقية وبسيطة؛
هناك وبعد ذلك واحدة من يجرؤ
لفتح هذه هدية مخبأة دائما إلى الوقت الحاضر
يجلب دول هدية
وكشف عن الوجه الإلهي
وجعل الناس الإنسان حقا.

(7.25.14 JPM – with apologies for possibly poor translations from the original English, using online translation sites).


A native of the North Shore of Boston, I currently live on Long Island, New York. I worked at Boston College as the Acting Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center until August, 2010 and served until November 2016 as Canon for Formation, and Dean of the George Mercer Jr. School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. I am now Rector at the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, New York.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s