Morning: Psalm 41, 52; Deuteronomy 11:13-19; 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2
Evening: Psalm 44; Luke 17:1-10
What is Christians’ work in the world? Jesus said, “blessed are the peacemakers.” St. Paul affirms that, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself. The human world is off-balance, broken and fractious, fraught with squabbles and conflicts. This world needs peace and reconciliation, forgiveness and faith. The connection is clear … disciples of Jesus are peacemakers for this broken world. Their work, in the power of the Spirit, is reconciliation. There is much of it to be done close to home. And that’s always a good place to start. All the virtues begin at home.