One-Minute Icon – the fragile structure of #peace

The fragile structures of peace

The fragile structures of peace

Take a look at this photo. Step out of clocktime for one minute. Try to hold a place of open awareness just allowing whatever comes to mind to come to mind. Notice what it is.

Two people were challenged this morning at church to try and make a structure out of drinking straws and paper clips that would be strong enough to support an egg.

We were talking about peace, and being peace-makers. It struck me that peace is a bit like a fragile egg, and that what we try to structure peace out of is often fragile and easily broken….but it can be done.

Often we are peace-lovers, who avoid conflict. But Jesus calls us to be peace-makers who go into conflict situations to try and build this fragile thing, called peace.

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