Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Peace of the Risen Savior

Day Five: Changed by the peace of the Risen Lord
Jesus stood among them and said: Peace be with you! (John 20:19)

Today we celebrate the peace of the Risen Lord. The Risen One is the great Victor over death and the world of darkness. He unites His disciples, who were paralysed with fear. He opens up before us new prospects of life and of acting for His coming kingdom. The Risen Lord unites and strengthens all believers. Peace and unity are the hallmarks of our transformation in the resurrection.

What forms of violence in our community can we as Christians confront together?

How do we experience hidden hostilities that affect our relationship to each other as Christian communities?

How can we learn to welcome each other as Christ welcomes us?

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