THIS JOURNEY OF CONFLICT transformation, especially the decision to love an enemy, involves willingness to risk. Relationships always entail vulnerability. Commitment to relationships with God and neighbor involves letting go of the desire to control, including the outcome of your efforts.
—Thomas Porter, The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation: Creating a Culture of Justpeace (Upper Room Books, 2010)
Are you willing to risk vulnerability for the sake of relationship today? Join the conversation.
Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.
—Ephesians 4:2-3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love.
(From the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis)
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We Are the Church… Let’s Act Like It. Journey with Linda Pevey as she discusses practical and biblical ways today’s church can truly be a transformative presence in the world. Learn more about this small group study on the book of Acts.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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