Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. - Matthew 5:9 (NIV)

Early in my childhood my mother introduced me to a fearless Jesus, who dared to care for others and to speak against evil, violence, and injustice. In today’s reading from John, the risen Christ greeted the disciples and empowered them with his presence. He said to them, “Peace be with...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, fill our hearts with peace, contentment, and courage as we work to build your kingdom. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Lk. 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 20:19-23

Thought for the Day

Each act of love is a building block in the kingdom of God.

Prayer Focus

For peace around the world

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