[this is today’s reading from the Prayer Book – thinking and praying for the Middle East today, this seems quite relevant]
Historical moments will change,
but God’s design will ever be the same:
to save human beings in history.
Therefore, the church,
Entrusted with carrying out God’s design,
Cannot be identified with any historical design.
The church could not be the ally of the Roman Empire
Or of Herod
Or of any king on earth
Or of any political strategy.
It will enlighten them all
But it will always remain authentically
The one that proclaims salvation history,
– Oscar Romero, December 9th, 1979