Reading: Romans 5: 1-11
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. Romans 5: 1-2
What do we do when a relationship is strained or broken? Do we avoid the person? Draw a line? Build a wall? How lonely that becomes. Or if isolation is not possible, do we instead tip toe around; walk on eggshells to not cause more trouble? Together but alone. Either way, there is no peace.
How does God offer us peace? Justified by faith, we have peace with God through Christ. Paul uses the words access and sharing. We have access to God and we share in His glory. We are not isolated! We do not need to cautiously step. There is joy in God's presence. We know peace. --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther "frequent" Family Camper
Closing Prayer: By our access to peace with you, O God, may we share your glory with one another. Amen
Further Reflection: Listen to the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.)
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