The way of peacemaking is incredibly costly.
The Hebrew word shalom (שָׁלוֹם) is so much more than what we understand it to be. We can reduce it to an internal state of wellbeing, or lack of conflict. Rather it’s a state of wholeness. Not just in an individual level.
Humanity has consistently shown a strange obsession with violence. Jesus, however, shows us the way of “peace”. He’s constantly revealing another way.
# Some links
- Telos Group. An organisation that aims to form communities of peacemakers across lines of difference.
- Essay: Peacemaking as Discipleship (Telos Group)