Sunday, June 22, 2008

82. Peace seekers

When I arrived at church this morning there were rows of people in my regular section. At first, I was outraged - people, in my seat! I sit there every week!

I then found out they were a group visiting from Nigeria to learn to how to broker peace between religious groups. I was sitting next to a Muslim woman named Saima, and I could not help but be in awe of the risks they are undertaking, and all they are giving up for this opportunity.

I only wish we had sung "Rejoice and Be Glad" today. (Matthew 5:9, Blest are the peacemakers; they shall be called sons of God (alternately sung as, they are the children of God)

Lets all go and seek to create peace.

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