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.