Can anyone seriously imagine Jesus pulling out a sword and hacking and thrusting his way through the stone throwers? The notion that Christians can wage war as long as they kill with love for the enemy in their hearts is as foreign to the New Testament as it is to reason and experience.
In order to retain one’s own wellness, a peacebuilder must also exercise self-care. Situations of conflict can be immensely stressful, so peacebuilders need to know when to step back and take some time for self-care.
I. Somewhere, out at the edges, the night Is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills with fresh, bright breath And thoughts stir to give birth to colour. II. I arise […]
Our bodies are sacred, to be used to love, teach, heal, and bless, as Christ did. It is therefore a grave offense for anyone to abuse, violate, torture the body of another, which was made for wholeness and holiness. It is a grave offense against that person’s body, but also against the whole Body of Christ, of which we are members. For when one member of the body suffers, the whole body suffers.