DESPITE CONSTANT TALK of the value of peace, we find very little in this world. Both our public and personal lives reflect our tragic lack of peace—spiraling cycles of violence, unhealthy addictions, and destructive tensions that divide families, communities, and countries. We are far better at loving the idea of peace than at making peace within the realities of our lives.
Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days
From page 29 of Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
How can you take on the role of peacemaker today? Share your thoughts.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
—Matthew 5:9, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
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