There is a peace that reigns even in sorrow,
Of hope surrendered, not of hope fulfilled;
A peace that does not look upon tomorrow,
But calmly on the storm that it has stilled.
A peace that liveth not in joy’s excesses,
Nor in the happy life of love secure;
But in faith’s strength the heart possesses,
Of conflicts won while learning to endure.
A peace there is in sacrifice concluded,
A life subdued, from will and passion free;
It’s not the peace that over Eden brooded,
But that which triumphed in Gethsemane.
Author unknown, quoted in a recent letter from a prison inmate
Islam is a religion in which God [Allah] requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sent His son to die for you.
Attorney-General John Ashcroft
[This is clearly the truth, but, sadly, under pressure from Muslims, he backed off and said he only meant the 9/11 hijackers.]