Living the word
It is natural for people of faith to ally with secular organizations and approaches. We may even see the spirit of God in movements that bring life and hope.
These five weeks of passages extol the depth, breadth, and living power of shalom—the biblical peace for humanity and all that lives.
Love binds and builds, heals and hallows, redeems and restores.
Peter's denials and Judas' betrayal foreshadow the reactionary horror to come.
Covenants order our lives, our faith communities, and, in the best of times, our nations. The promises and agreements God makes to us, and that we make to one another, are sometimes made binding by oaths or rituals. Sometimes God simply sends someone down from the mountain with a covenant fully formed and sealed.
In Kashmir, Niger, Honduras, and parts of every U.S. city, the situation is urgent. Thankfully, so is God’s persistent love.