Micah 5: 2-5a “…and he shall be the one of peace.”
The year 2016 has been one of turmoil with the feeling of peace elusive to many around the world. These words from Micah remind us that with all the uncertainty in the world we are secure in the arms of God and the one sent to us in peace so many years ago. St. Francis prayed “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace…” That peace is available to us by taking time away from the busyness of preparation to open ourselves to quiet moments, stopping to breathe in peace and then breathe out love, hope and joy to those we meet each day. It can be that simple and it can be contagious. May peace fill your days this season and evermore. Amen.