Monthly Archives: September 2020

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 30

Let Peace and Justice Begin with Us  Peace in the World  Rev. Michael Neuroth  Psalm 85:10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. (NRSV) Reflection: One of my most cherished memories from my childhood is standing at the piano, singing with my grandmother. Usually my uncle would be at… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 29

Building Peace, Not “Peacekeepers”  Peace in the World  Rev. Dr. Ruby Wilson  Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Reflection: The peace of God is nothing like the peace that the world understands and gives. Jesus told his disciples, “Peace I leave… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Monday, September 28

Courageous Peacemaking  Peace in the World  Gay Harter Hebrews 13:1–2  Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some have entertained angels without knowing it. Reflection: In the 1990s I was the director of a small nonprofit organization that supported asylum seekers who were detained by the… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 27

Eyes That Open to New Paths for Peace  Peace in the World  Henry Koenig Stone  Psalm 2:1–3  Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Saturday, September 26

  On Being Open and Affirming Peace in Community  Rev. Jason Boyd Micah 6:6a, 8  “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? … [God] has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Friday, September 25

Revisiting Prison Peace in Community Adam Stone Matthew 25:37–40 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 24

“No Justice, No Peace!” Peace in Community Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Black Jeremiah 6:14 They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (NRSV) Reflection: I can remember the first time I heard the words justice and peace linked together. While participating in an anti-police brutality demonstration in… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 23

  A Community of Mentorship Peace in Community  Rev. Dr. Annika Stroope Leviticus 19:33-34; 24:22 “‘When the foreigner resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress them.  The foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 22

Prayer Calls us to Reconcile and Repair Peace in Community Rev. Dr. Ruby Wilson Matthew 5:23–24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother [your sister] has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother;… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Monday, September 21

“Good Neighbors” Don’t Stay Quiet Peace in Community  Simon Doong Luke 10:27; 36–37  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” … “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor… Read more »