Peace for the broken heart

Peace I leave you. My peace I give you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Don’t be troubled or afraid. Jn. 14:26-27

The world offers explanations, programs and campaigns. The world responds with fear and anger. And when it gets to be too much to process, the world offers escapes. The peace of Christ goes beyond trying to stop the hemorrhaging hate or put a band-aid on the myriad and complicated causes. Christ’s peace stems from the power of love and restoration. From Christ’s peace emerge the helpers, the comforters, and the fearless lovers of frail and broken souls.

Lord, give us Your peace and help us to bring Your peace to violent, vindictive and troubled hearts.