The text today was Matthew 5:38-48; we also reread the beatitude, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. "Peacemaking is rarely peaceful," Ginger said, "logic, faith, and reason have to be invited into our hearts."
To live each day in faithfulness as I walk upon this sod
Means I must open up my eyes to see
There is one true Creator, one loving, holy God --
and understand that said God isn’t me.
God who hung the heavens and smiled sunsets into being
loves every last one of us – every last one.
And we are called to drop all the distinctions we keep seeing,
quit keeping score and get some loving done.
We all have wounds and scars and sores and our fair share of sin,
we all have those whom we hold in disdain;
so logic, faith, and reason have to be invited in
that we might love beyond our hurt and pain.
To walk on this earth gentlyPeace,
Means to take each step intently