The child we are waiting for at Christmas has many names: Son of God, Son of Man, Immanuel, Messiah and also the Prince of Peace among other wonderful names in Is 9, 5. During this Advent, it is on this last name that I would like to reflect. In order to reflect on peace, it might be helpful to ask the question: What is the deep root of violence and war? Perhaps, the answer to this question may be found in a parable of Jesus, the story of the workers at the 11th hour.
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