Peace is rooted in reconciliation with God and with others: each relies on the other. This necessary paining is at the heart of the Good News.

When I speak of my love for God, I ought to be able to identify my acts of charity to others. When I am inclined to serve the needs of others, I ought to do so to reflect my love for the Lord.

O gracious god, I am only able to love because I am your beloved first. May Your Spirit inspire me to reflect my experience of your love for me in the acts of charity towards others, especially my enemies.