Posts Categorized: Peacemaking and practice

A Season of Peace: Saturday, October 6, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice: humanity reclaimed By Rev. T. Denise Anderson Hebrews 2:6–8a But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them?”   Reflection: Cockroaches. Parasites. Animals. These are all words used to refer to populations throughout the world that have been… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Friday, October 5, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice: accepting change   By Rev. T. Denise Anderson Mark 6:1–6 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.   Reflection: And the people murmured: “That’s Mary… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Peacemaking and practice: to save life or to destroy it?   By Hyeyoung Lee Luke 6:9–10 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to destroy it?” Reflection: The reason we keep talking about peace is because the… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice: the risk in building bridges   By Rev. Kurt Esslinger Acts 21:15–26 “What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. So do what we tell you.”   Reflection: Communities, like the early church, that work on traversing boundaries must look for ways to navigate the… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice: living water   By Doug Dicks  Psalm 36:7–9  They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.   Reflection: The Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem is a… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Monday, October 1, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice: growing hope   By Doug Dicks  Psalm 9:9–10 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.   Reflection: The Nassar family of Bethlehem has been struggling for years to hold on to their family land. Located southwest of Bethlehem, this area of about 100 acres… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 30, 2018

  Peacemaking and practice   By Rev. Patrick D. Heery John 4:4–30, 39–42 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty.”   Reflection: Two thousand years ago, a scar ran across the land of Palestine, separating Judea from Samaria — two groups of people ideologically and… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Peace that passes understanding   By Rev. Patrick D. Heery Philippians 4:4–9 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.   Reflection: When Paul writes to the Philippians, he does so facing his own death. He is in prison, and not long from now he may be killed. In his letter, Paul reflects… Read more »