Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Hauerwas: peace in time of rebellion

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    [Jesus:] “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
    —John 14:27 (NIV)
    As Christians, we must maintain day in and day out that peace is not something to be achieved by our power. Rather peace is a gift of God that comes only by our being a community formed around a crucified savior—a savior who teaches us how to be peaceful in a world in rebellion against its true Lord.
    ... Stanley Hauerwas (b. 1940), The Peaceable Kingdom, University of Notre Dame Press, 1983, p. 12 (see the book)
    See also John 14:27; Luke 2:14; Rom. 8:6; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 2:13-17; Phil. 4:6-7; Col. 1:19-20; 3:15; 2 Thess. 3:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have ordained peace in Your church.
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