Friends peace month continues this week with a discussion on peace and community. We’re looking at Romans 12:14-17:
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.” (Romans 12:14-17)
I’m interested in hearing from you and your experiences on how you have been a part of communities that have brought you peace and how you have seen communities bring peace to others.
- What strikes you about this passage?
- What’s your experience of community been? And how do (or don’t) you see this passage relating to community?
- What might it look like for us to live as an inspiring and contrast community?
- Can you think of communities past or present that have lived out this passage in one way or another?