I picked up a tract one time that had Mark 6:31 on the cover: “Come away with me to a lonely place and rest a while.” It held great promise at a time when I was experiencing great turmoil. I couldn’t wait to get home to see the verse in context. Then I would find out about real peace.
Imagine my disappointment when I read that 5,000 families invaded what Jesus intended to be a quiet place. All four gospels tell the story of the feeding of the 5,000. Three of them follow it with the disciples struggling in a storm at sea.… Read the rest
We all want peace. I’m sure we all really do. But what does it look like?
For as long as anyone living can remember, America has been either at war or in serious rivalry with other country.
Our government has also operated a long-running Middle East peace process. Is there peace there?
Bumper stickers proclaim “Give peace a chance,” and “War is not the answer.”
I well remember the unpopular war in Vietnam and attended peace rallies to protest it.
What was peace like there? People would take turns shouting angry slogans into a microphone. Occasionally, in the name of peace, some people threw bricks through windows or even burned down buildings.… Read the rest