If you act justly with one another,
God will dwell in the land.
From Jeremiah 7:5-7
Though I realize that war and unrest have plagued this world for all of human history, it is difficult for me to accept that this must remain the status quo. People, especially the children on all sides, can do nothing to keep one another safe in the worst of conditions. Sadly, this seems to be the case in our own country as well these days. So it is that I pray for immediate peace, for the safety of all who are in harm’s way and for changes of heart in all concerned, especially those with the power to stop this.
In the mean time, I find myself to be very sensitive to the injustices in my little corner of the world. I am impelled to do something to alleviate the suffering of those I meet along the way. If I somehow bring peace to another soul, I bring a measure more of peace into our world. Only God knows what will follow.
Patient God, you know better than we the peace which we long for. Give us the courage to bring peace to our circumstances at every opportunity, regardless of how futile our attempts may seem. Remind us that our efforts always make a difference.
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