Hope

Even if I knew the world would
come to an end tomorrow,
I would go into the garden
and plant an olive tree.
Unless we plant now,
there will be no shade for our children,
no oil to heal the wounds,
no olive branches to wave for peace
when it comes.

Father Mitri Raheb, Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem, to KAIROS Middle East delegation, March 2004.

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