In a world full of violent conflict, being ministers of reconciliation means being peacemakers – in our personal lives, our neighbourhoods, and our world. Right now there are over 60 million people displaced from their homes by war and famine, including about 19 million refugees. This is a global crisis of even greater proportions that the time immediately following World War II.
means more than patching up the victims of war and persecution. It means working for peace. For a world free of war, in which none need even study war any more (Is 2:4). For a world in which people do not need to leave their homes in the dead of night, in fear of their lives.
Question: What are you doing, in ways big or small, to be a ‘minister of reconciliation’ in the world today?
Prayer: God in whom all things are reconciled, we give you thanks. We accept your commission to bring reconciliation to the world, helping build peace between peoples so that nobody need fear war or persecution. Strengthen our arms and guide our feet that we might be your
We have been reading the Bible with Justin Whelan. Tomorrow we begin a new series, The Body of Christ, God’s Team, with Tim Argall.