Viral Peace Plan

"Peace be with you..."

John 20:19
 Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34; I Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23

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Pentecost Sunday, C

A group of artists was asked to paint a picture of peace. While there were many and varied interpretations, the winner was a painting of a small bird calmly sitting in a nest built on a slender branch overhanging Niagara Falls.

Most of us have known the feeling of being in just such a location. But usually without an accompanying sense of peace.

In the Book of Romans, we read: “… since we are justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s Love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 5:1, 2-5).

During World War I, England’s Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, was discussing the prospects for permanent peace with his Foreign Minister. The Foreign Minister…

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