December 6 Second Sunday of Advent Peace
Where does one begin in a discussion of the word peace? Do we think of a time when the world will not be rocked by hostilities and violence, when all of humanity is safe and secure from threats of physical harm and emotional threats. Or do we look inward to the peace that comes from a relationship with God, a peace that cannot be taken from us by anyone or by circumstance? Jesus speaks of the peace that he gives as not of this world, his peace frees our heart and spirit. As we enter into and develop our relationship with God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit we are freed from the fear and tribulations of this world. Through Jesus, God has given us a way to overcome the barriers of sin.