“They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning shears. No nation will raise up a sword to another and none will learn the art of war anymore.”1

These beautiful and inspiring words of prophecy about the future redemption are also a practical directive that we can apply to our own daily lives.

At times, when we find our thoughts, speech and actions tending towards the combative and the defensive, how powerful it would be to choose not to engage with such negativity—as a commitment to bring the Redemption.

Let’s change them instead to thoughts, speech and action that nurture and sustain each, other and our world—to prepare the soil for a whole new world.