Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Restoring Broken Fellowship

Maybe this chapter could have been alternately titled, "Peace Making 101". We all like peace, the idea at least. However, very few actively seek it or work for it. God calls us to seek peace, to restore broken relationships. You need to be tough. When I think of peace makers the first name I usually think of is Martin Luther King, Jr. He was one tough son of a gun. He didn't back down. He fought for what was right. He didn't avoid conflict, he entered into it. We are called to do the same. It takes listening, empathizing, confession, cooperation, and being proactive. It means reconciling, seeking healing, and not simply trying to find a resolution, something to simply calm the waters. We all have broken relationships. We all can see brokenness around us in our lives. Where are you called to bring peace?

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