Letters

From all-creatures.org
and The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letter from Shirley About Changing the World - 9 Jul 2010

I AGREE WITH YOU FULLY! AND SOME DAY Isaiah 11:6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

We cannot however change this world, only God can. We can reach out to those of like mind as you are, but expecting a world to change is not realistic. We cannot even get people to believe in Jesus Christ much any more. God's plan is coming into fruition and someday this suffering and cruelty will all be over.

Praise the Lord,
Shirley

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Shirley:

The reason that people think that can't bring about these changes, is because they say they can't. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

But because we try to make a loving, compassionate, and peaceful difference in this world, we are seeing many positive changes; which to us is proof that the peaceable kingdom can exist in the here and now, and in the process we are seeing people believing.

Once we show people true love, compassion, and peace for the whole of creation (humans, animals, and the environment), they want to be a part of it. And when the churches begin to live this way, people will come. Most people are tired of all the violence and suffering in the world, so when then see true peace, they will seek the Prince of Peace.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary