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Dimanche de la Paix

Read an Advent meditation in English.

Ésaïe 40:1-5

Consolez, consolez mon peuple, Dit votre Dieu.
Parlez au coeur de Jérusalem, et criez lui 
Que sa servitude est finie,
Que son iniquité est expiée,
Qu'elle a reçu de la main de l'Éternel
Au double de tous ses péchés.
Une voix crie: 
Préparez au désert le chemin de l'Éternel,
Aplanissez dans les lieux arides
Une route pour notre Dieu.
Que toute vallée soit exhaussée
Que toute montagne et toute colline soient abaissées!
Que les coteaux se changent en plaines,
Et les défilés étroits en vallons!
Alors la gloire de l'Éternel sera révélée,
Et au même instant toute chair la verra;
Car la bouche de l'Éternel a parlé.


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今週初めて黒澤明の『隠し砦の三悪人』という映画を見ました。この三悪人とは、だれですか? 三船敏郎が演じる真壁六郎太(まかべろくたろう)と二人の百姓です。この3人の登場人物の関係はとても面白くて、全ての人間の弱さも愛される性質も示します。