With Awareness Sunday taking place tomorrow, on the 10-year anniversary of the infamous 9/11, there is one verse I desire to focus in on tomorrow.
How do we live this out in our global world today?
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Rom 12:18)
The ‘everyone’ in this verse does not simply refer to Christians in Rome. The context of vs17-21 quite clearly points to humanity in general.
And so, with Awareness Sunday arriving tomorrow, which has a focus of how Christians and Muslims can live peacefully in our global world today, I am desirous to consider more of how we can be followers of the Prince of Peace and bearers of the gospel of peace, all the while being graciously respectful to Muslims and not simply seeing them through the eyes of those who would participate in 9/11-type acts.
How can we live in peace, in shalom, with everyone, including Muslims, at least to the best of our ability in Christ?
I think Miroslav Volf has some stirring ideas.