Posts Tagged: migration

Friday, September 16, A Season of Peace

Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Matthew 26:50b–52… Read more »

Thursday, September 15, A Season of Peace

And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this… Read more »

Wednesday, September 14, A Season of Peace

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in God, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)   Promoting nonviolence is a primary pursuit of peacemaking. Skillful, intentional communication is required for peaceful resolutions on an international scale… Read more »

Tuesday, September 13, A Season of Peace

Thus says the Lord: Act with justice and righteousness and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. Jeremiah 22:3a (NRSV) Several years ago, I led 20 teenagers from Arkansas on a mission trip to serve with Memphis Youth Mission. We had a free day and decided we would visit the… Read more »

Monday, September 12, A Season of Peace

He shall judge between the nations and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 (NRSV)   This Scripture is inscribed into a wall across the street from… Read more »

Sunday, September 11, A Season of Peace

Then suddenly a messenger tapped him and said to him, “Get up! Eat something!” Elijah opened his eyes and sawflatbread baked on glowing coals and a jar of water right by his head. He ate and drank, and then went back to sleep. The Lord’s messenger returned a second time and tapped him. “Get up!”… Read more »

Saturday, September 10, A Season of Peace

Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You who kill the prophets and stone those who were sent to you. How often I wanted to gather your people together, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you didn’t want that. Matthew 23:37 (CEB) I grew up in Florida. Not at Disney World or on some white… Read more »

Friday, September 9, A Season of Peace

O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 (NRSV) I know a family that keeps and raises butterflies as pets. The parents tell me that, like many things, it all started at their daughter’s school three to four years ago when she… Read more »

Thursday, September 8, A Season of Peace

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17 (NIV) Climate change is a problem with as many facets as a blood diamond. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by such diabolical catastrophe — do we create policy to reduce emissions, or limit personal… Read more »

Wednesday, September 7, A Season of Peace

  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I… Read more »