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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 »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 20

It’s War in America  Peace in Community  Henry Koenig Stone Isaiah 58:2–3; 6; 9b–10; 12  2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Saturday, September 19

Making Peace with Humility  Peace in Relationships  Thea Koenig Burton Acts 28:27 ‘For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn— and I… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Friday, September 18

Practicing Words of Peace Peace in Relationships  Rev. Martha Koenig Stone Mark 10:13–16 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 17

  “This Person is a Beloved Child of God!” Peace in Relationships  Rev. Erin Dickey  1 John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. (NRSV)  Reflection: Growing up in southern Louisiana, and then going to college and seminary in Texas, has led me to become very… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 16

  Walking Together on the Path to Peace Peace in Relationships  Rachel Anderson Luke 10:1  After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. Reflection: Road trip! Travel may be more fun with friends. Facing the unknown… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 15

Restoring Peace in the Classroom  Peace in Relationships  Rachael Eggebeen James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (NIV)    Matthew 18:15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two… Read more »