God’s peace calls us to be different.
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“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body.”
Colossians 3:15 English Standard Version
Cheyenne Spring is probably the most unusual of the mineral springs in Manitou. Granted, it is a natural artesian mineral spring and has been flowing long before Manitou was a city similar to Shoshone Spring. Like Shoshone it was originally bottled and sold as healing water. Yet, the modern sculpture that now pours out the mineral water is unlike any of the others in town.
The peace of God calls Christians to look different in the world. The peace which Christ brings into the world is different. His call sent him to a virgin who was betrothed to be married. His call sent him to a manger. His call sent him to a cross and a grave. All of this is a little wacky according to human standards.
And the work of the baptized is a little wacky according to the world. God calls us to give to the one who asks from us, turn the other cheek and go the extra mile. This is not normal behavior but it is for Christians…or it ought to be.
Christians are not called to blend into society but to be peacemakers.
A blessed Christmas Eve to all.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner