Zechariah 8, Jerusalem, the Future Holy City.
From Handel’s Messiah this aria is sung all over the world. This is from Oslo, Norway.
Arabia, Israel, Rome;
then Belgium and Sicily, Home.
Donald Trump has the strength
and he talks to great length:
Bring peace, and salaam, and shalom!
“I … look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region — because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners. That’s where we see something new and potentially something very promising. It won’t be simple. But for the first time in many years — and, Mr. President, for the first time in my lifetime — I see a real hope for change.”
Then it was time to lay a wreath Credit (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
Off to Bethlehem to meet with
Over to Rome to meet the Pope. Melania is again getting properly dressed for the occasion.
The audience with the Pope started out tense, but at the end all were smiles.
After meeting with the Pope President Trump said: “Thank you. I won’t forget what you said.” Later he tweeted: Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world.
After the private audience the Pope was all smiles and even cracked a joke with Melania Trump. His Holiness the Pope asked Melania (in Italian): What do you feed your husband? ‘Potica?’ Melania laughed and answered in Italian “Potica, si”, the perfect answer. After all, Melania is fluent in six languages: Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, German, English and conversational French. The Pope is fluent in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Ukrainian and Piedmontese and, of course, Latin.
The it was off to Belgium to meet the King and Queen. Melania Trump was again dressed in a bluish grey dress and coat, a color perfectly suited for the country of Belgium.
Will the rest of the trip bring forth peace? Tomorrow is NATO and then off to Sicily and G7. Keep praying.