I do believe the Risen Christ enters our spaces the same way! In these frightening and tough days, in these polarized and malicious times, I receive the same gift from the same source. “Peace be with you!” That gift abides with me.
As I understand the Christ, what I have received, I now give away. “The Peace of Christ be with you.” If I breathe that blessing for each person, each group, each space I enter ... I become a peacemaker. Conversations change. Behaviors change. Hearts change.
Blessed are the peacemakers! Airwaves and news feeds are full of hate speech. May the Peace of Christ enter and breathe a new and right Spirit. Until at the Kingdom banquet, rather than divisiveness, we pass the Peace.
The Rev. Brenda Carroll is a former Holston Conference district superintendent, now retired and living in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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