It’s taken a long time,
but I’ve come to trust that God’s Shalom is growing continually,
upheld with justice and righteousness
right here and right now
when we let ourselves breathe into that presence within and around us.
Fear and Grief triggered by the often brutal violence of our world need not be that which rules our days and our deeds.
When we breathe the stuff of God’s Spirit, fear and grief are put in perspective.
God’s Peace — God’s Shalom — fills our days and our deeds,
empowering our choices to engage this world as Peacemakers
and bearers of God’s Light.
Jeremy McLeod is a member of Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado USA