True and false peace
A swamp may look nice on the surface
But its depths are full of rotten things.
Peace that is based on injustice is like that.
It is a false peace and Jesus came to disrupt it.
But then there is true peace-
A peace in which all of God’s children have their basic rights respected,
Are able to live in freedom and dignity.
This is the peace Jesus came to bring.
But peace like this doesn’t happen; it has to be made.
Sometimes the peacemakers will be branded troublemakers.
But Jesus had another name for them; he called them “children of God”.