We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.” Barack Obama
Meditation: The past months have been very stressful for many people around the country and around the world. We feel helpless as we watch major changes being made that we experience as destructive, dangerous and evil. And so we remember that the macrocosm of the world and the microcosm of our individual lives are interconnected. We regain our power when we focus on the world around us: how we treat people, how we speak about people who are different from us, how we extend love instead of hatred. God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2. Tim 1:7).
Prayer: God of peace, we pray for our world in upheaval. We pray for the truth, for peace and justice to prevail. And we pray that You will fill us with Your Spirit. Let us use the power, love and sound mind You give us wisely. Thank You for wanting to put an end to violence and hatred. And let it begin with me. Amen
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1. Peter 3:9