Sunday, February 9, 2020

What can we do to counter the harsh oppositions that surround us?

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The focus this week is on spiritual health. 

In Ephesians 4 Paul writes: 
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

It seems that everywhere around us there is discord and division. Reconciliation begins with us, you and me, starting with transforming our own little corners of the world. Towards that end, this week I offer a prayer written by Brother Roger of Taize. May we all be bearers of reconciliation wherever we are placed. 

Lord Christ, at times we are like strangers on this earth, taken aback by all the violence, the harsh oppositions. Like a gentle breeze, you breathe upon us the Spirit of peace. Transfigure the deserts of our doubts, and so prepare us to be bearers of reconciliation wherever you place us, until the day when a hope of peace dawns in our world. Amen. 

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