March 12, 2018

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

In his letter to the people of the church in Rome, Paul reminded them to live in peace with everyone. This scripture is pertinent for us today as well. In our own individual lives, we can be peacemakers. As Jesus said in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Being at peace with ourselves and the world around us is not an easy task. But if we seek to be the authentic people of God, then we must practice what Paul wrote in his letter to the believers in Rome.

The impact of developing a peaceful life for ourselves is far-reaching. When we become at peace with ourselves individually, then we can extend that peace to those around us. Subsequently, they can do the same, and the power of peace spreads like ripples in a pool of water.

Prayer:  Merciful God, you are the God of peace and reconciliation, of resurrection and transformation, and of death and rebirth. Renew in me your spirit and use me as an instrument of your peace. Amen.