02 Dec Peace Be With You (Psalms 122:8) by Dr. Rich Reich
“For the sake of my brothers and friends I say, ‘Peace be with you.’” ~ Psalms 122:8 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Jesus often greeted His disciples with the saying, “Peace be with you”; however, Jesus would have spoken to His disciples in Hebrew saying, “Shalom”. Shalom is a wish for an abundance of blessings. In Jesus’ case, it is not merely a wish, because He has the power to communicate what He says. Jesus does not wish peace, He gives it. The peace that Jesus gives is the shalom of God, a supernatural peace of spiritual completeness. His peace is much more profound, healing, strengthening, and lasting than anything the world can offer. The underlying message of the LIFE Runners Creed is PEACE. We run as a Prayer, … we run to build Endurance, … we run for Awareness, … we run for Charity, …we run to End abortion… Guard us all, born and unborn, with Your PEACE, Lord.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Pray for the Peace of Christ for all of those who have been affected by abortion, born and unborn.
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Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Bibiana
Faith Quote: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa