Things To Do

Our lives are filled with tasks. There are tasks associated with work, home, and in our relationships.

The most important of these is the task of reconciliation. Reconciliation within our own hearts, with one another, and with God.

Now is the time, as the Old Testament prophet Malachi says, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers...’ God is calling us to do more than merely stay out of trouble or avoid aggravating one another. He’s calling us to be pro-active, to become peace-makers, and makers of peace.

For each of us the task will take a different shape, defined by our gifts, our own life histories, our relationships, and where we live. But none of us is exempt from the work of peacemaking.

Now is the time to take an inventory within our hearts and without. Discover what is cutting off one from another and stealing away the proper joy of life, and find a way to put it to rest.

So now, what are we waiting for?

Gracious God, through all our frailties we lose our clarity and we can lose our closeness to You. Help us to cleanse our hearts and grant us the courage to take the steps towards reconciling our lives. Through each step we take to cleanse our hearts, we will be drawn closer to You. We pray for Your guidance and comfort, through Christ’s name. Amen


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