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The Grace of Christ be with you!
What do you need for Christmas? Peace! Yet does the church define peace as the absence of conflict or is there more to peace in Christ? Was Christ a peace keeper who was avoided conflict or was he a peace maker who was not afraid of conflict that exposed injustice and made reconciliation possible? What role, peace keeper or peace maker, will bring lasting peace in the following areas:
-The world – no more war.
-Nature – no more exploitation.
-Families – no more hurt relationships.
-Mind & bodies – no more suffering.
Peace defined as the absence of conflicts can tempt the church to accept injustice in order to keep the peace. Yet Christ was willing to upset the peace (status quo) to unmask injustice and seek healing. Peacekeepers avoid conflict to keep the peace of status quo. Jesus was a peacemaker who upset the status quo to reconcile us to God and one another.
Merry Christmas! Will
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THIS COMING SUNDAY: "Let There Be Peace" based on Luke 21:25-36. The Rev. Will Heyward is preaching.
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