“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Idealism once sustained my commitment to peacemaking. That is, until personal tragedy finally became too overwhelming. Now, whatever peace I know comes not from triumphant idealism but from broken vulnerability. These days I feel less like a wise elder and more like a frightened child who trusts in a loving Parent who identifies with both my sorrows and aspirations.
GO AND DO: Seek peace, rest in God, take the vulnerable path, and confide in a trusted friend.
(This short piece is part of a weeklong series for Red Letter Christians Wakeup Devotionals.)