The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3

“Isaiah 2:4b”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.

Isaiah 2:4

Centuries before the Magi from the East brought their gifts to the Christ Child, the Eastern sage Lao Tzu intuited the character of the Tao/Logos as prophesied by Isaiah:

When the world has the Tao
Fast horses are retired to fertilize the grounds
When the world lacks the Tao
Warhorses must give birth on the battlefield

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 46, translated by Derek Lin

Tao (Way or Universal Principle) is the word used to translate Logos (Word in St. John’s Prologue) in the Chinese Bible.

2 thoughts on “The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3

  1. fdan

    Dear GMC, you teach us so much. Each day brings an opportunity for renewed hope and peace in our hearts, minds and spirits. As you taught me once, the journey is ongoing, one day at a time. Thank you for today’s reflection.

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