Jan 18 2011

Be @ Peace

beatpeaceproject

What does it mean to “Be @ Peace”?

A geo-political definition of peace would simply be “not currently at war”. In fact wars end with “peace talks” or a “peace accord”. One day two nations are trying to wipe each other from the face of the earth and the next day they are at peace. Is that what the great scholars and prophets imagined when they asked us to “be @ peace”.

For instance, what do you think Jesus meant by shalom (peace) when he said, “Be at peace” (Gospel of Mark, chapter 9, verse 50)? Do you think he defined it by the least common denominator like “not at war”? Do you think he wanted us to just coexist?

The best stories of humanity are stories of reconciliation. They are stories of risk and interpersonal courage, getting beyond passive, to really engage, honoring the humanity in the other, seeking forgiveness.

That is why we created the “Be @ Peace ” project: Intentional relational exploration.

Risk Relationally.

Ask openly.

Practice understanding.

Repent.

 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Mother Teresa

 


 

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