Thought for the Day: I just came across these words from John Lennon:
If everyone demanded peace
In today’s world, I don’t know if it would be another television set. Instead, it might be a new phone, video game system or some other tech device. The point, though, is well taken. We need to make an effort equal to the effort we give to all kinds of frivolous stuff. For Paul, there was an expectation that the individual members of the community would utilize peace to hold fast to unity. How does Paul visualize peace? I believe it is something very real that exists within both the individual and the body, the community. It is a contentment within oneself that exists with love. So much that stands in opposition to peace is birthed out of discontentment and fear. So many people (and communities) put forth a good facade, but deep down there is no love of self. That pain is manifest in everything that is not the peace of God. If everyone demanded peace with the same passion as they did many other things in life, we would make some progress. But we really need to work on sharing a love that is healing and reconciling, a love that will build a sense of self and bring contentment.
Prayer: You’ve been working on it since the beginning, Lord God, but I’d like to join your good work in bringing peace to this world as I teach and share your love. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge