Today, as our Key Verse , “righteousness and peace kiss each other.”
So that our peace (peace and abundant life) can be righteous. This is what Paul says in Romans 14:17 that sovereignty is based on the righteousness, peace and happiness of the Pure Spirit. In his book, Jacob reveals that the fruit of righteousness comes from the seed of peace. Similarly, justice and peace are important under the Messiah’s rule that in Isaiah 9:7-8, he is the king of peace and will rule with righteousness. This is what Psalm 85:10 and Isaiah 32:17 categorically state that justice and peace are interlinked. There can be no peace in a place without justice.
There is no real peace in our families, institutions, country, and even church as long as there is oppression, powermongering, casteism, slavery, exploitation, deception, and profiteering.There is no real peace in our families, institutions, country, and even church as long as there is oppression, powermongering, casteism, slavery, exploitation, deception, and profiteering.The reason is not justice. Where human beings are respected as human beings and given equality, brotherhood, equal distribution, and wages for labour, there is a possibility of righteous peace. The peace of oppression today is a “dead peace” and this peace must be broken. This peace must be dissolved.
This is why Jesus said, “I came to send not peace, but the sword, but division.” (Matthew 10:34, Luke 12:51) Where is the unjust, unjust silence of pseudo-repression? There Jesus sends division. The aim is not division but to create a total righteous real peace.
Revolutions, explosions and struggles will occur in a place of lies, hypocrisy, exploitation and unjust alliances. This is expressed by our history and the present. In these cases, those who fight for justice and peace are portrayed as enemies and antisocial elements, blunting their struggle and staging the act of destroying them. But the Lord acts with them as a liberator.
Those who want to save their lives will lose it. Those who lose their lives for me will guard it. (Matt 10:39)
Peace is not an idea it is an activity it is not just devotion but liberation power.
The Lord is the shelter of peace. Peace is god’s gift to us. What can we do to find peace that God gives us in a life of wandering in search of peace?. Let us give importance to prayer life, and be still, and know that He is God (Ps 46:10)
During our regional work, we will overcome our misunderstandings and bitterfeelings in our relationship with our fellow human beings and we will have peace of mind in a life of forgiveness. If hatred and bitterness are in the heart, there will be no peace of mind and happiness. In the future, I invite everyone to forget the ups and downs of our work and to trust one another and work together.
If you understand oneself, understand the God within him, and have the maturity to love his creation
What is the place for exploitation? What is the place for selfishness?
What is the place for fighting? What is the place for hoarding?
Activities such as love, sharing, social concern, equality, and far-reaching vision rule mankind. Sovereignty and justice will create peace.
I have a feeling that this period is a long time, even though it is a snoring. I personally consider this leadership responsibility to be very difficult. It is not easy to do everything – family responsibility, the work of the Church in Uduvil and regional work. But, as Paul says, he thinks this is my duty. However, if someone else takes responsibility for it, I am ready to withdraw from it.
“The burdens are easier if you carry it together.”
Yours in Christ
Regional Chairperson-Jaffna Jaffna Region.