October 25, 2016


So, Sunday was a few days ago… sometimes life is like that, isn’t it? We try our best, and still fall short of our own expectations!

If you can remember back to Sunday you might remember that we explored the idea of Peace using Mark’s description of Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4. I focused on the idea that the presence of God (God-with- us) in the ups and downs of life is what gets us through the difficult times in life. Presence is felt in many ways and through many avenues. I talked about how we are invited to also build communities of peace and justice and love as a response to this Presence in our lives. We are invited to “get in the boat” with others.

Peace is such a broad theme – there are so many elements that any attempt to pick one part seems futile and lacking. I feel there is much to discuss about peace in the global sense – what makes for peace in our world – practical things we are invited to do as Christians. I wasn’t able to delve into that aspect on Sunday morning.

I’m curious about what gives you peace. How do you (or, do you?) understand God’s presence in your life. How do you contribute to building communities of peace, love and justice in the world?




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