On the Possibility of Global Shalom….
Peace is Life. Those who find it will have life and flourish.
However, is world peace possible in this present age, in which global terrorism, violations of human rights, child slavery, victims of rape and sexual abuse, wars, rumors of wars, and other forms of violence, human degradation, and oppression have become global phenomena?
Can the people of Syria and Afghanistan, and the victims of rape from the hands of U.N. soldiers in Haiti confidently and honestly say:
“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame”–Romans 5:3-4
In the midst of our despair and discontentment, we have to train ourselves to think about the possibility and promise of global peace and healing. God is not impressed by your “head knowlege theology” about him or your academic acumen. He delights in you & is praised when you honor him fully with your mind & heart, ❤ and use what you know about God and human nature to foster forgiveness, peace, unity, reconciliation, and human flourishing in your community and in the world.