"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
~ Galatians 6: 10
One thing that is for sure, relationships whether good or bad take work.
The prayer that I lifted on Christmas Eve to seek peace, and for the experience of real peace in the world, is hard work. Individually, it is much harder than I could ever imagine it to be.
There always seems to be SOMETHING that challenges that prayer. The news updates on my phone, standing in line at the store and listening to someone describe what happened with a relationship, getting stuck in traffic. The list goes on and on!
There is not a moment in our lives without the need for actions of peace. When we dare to look at the myriad of hostile feelings and thoughts in our hearts and minds, we will immediately recognize the many little and big wars in which we take part.
The participants in this unrest can take the shape of all kinds of people.
The reality is that there is no "them." There is truly only all of "us." The desire to love one another touches the most hidden parts of our souls. God gave us the need to love one another and to seek peace. It is truly something we all continue to seek.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.