The emptiness and futility of life, the resentment and fear that keep us from inward serenity in the face of life’s ills, the lovelessness that fills the earth with conflict, all find their cure in our reconciliation with God. Nothing less will bridge those seas of misunderstanding across which we “shout to one another.” The antagonisms that divide the world are due to our own inner conflicts. Peace is one of the by-products that come from seeking God’s rule and His righteousness. God has now entrusted to us this ministry of reconciliation.
James S. Reid
“And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
The English Standard Version