Monday, November 30
Justice and Peace
An excerpt from Micah 4:1-5 from The Message
He’ll establish justice in the rabble of nations and settle disputes in faraway places. They’ll trade in their swords for shovels, their spears for rakes and hoes. Nations will quit fighting each other, quit learning how to kill one another.
Reflection from Meredith Potter:
What a promise! The world so longs for peace, and this passage gives us the assurance that peace will come one day. But we are also told that God’s justice will come first. Thus we are reminded that striving for justice is where our work must also begin.And so as we work for justice in our communities and in our nation, we are also helping to usher in the day when God’s peace will come into the world.
Links for further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 79; Micah 4:1-5; Revelation 15:1-8
“A Just and Lasting Peace”
Music by Vijay Singh, text from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address:
“To do all which may achieve and cherish
A just and lasting peace
Among ourselves, and with all nations!”
Tags: Advent & Christmas