Shalom is more than just the absence of volatile & destructive conflict. The root of the word Shalom means completion, fullness or wholeness.
Among other things, it is an environment intended to nurture healthy & meaningful relationships between the opposing parties. It is discovering ways of bringing people together while celebrating differences.
Shalom is not a temporary bandaid placed on an open wound, but an honest effort to actually heal it.
Shalom Is Reconciliation.
Who have you estranged in your city based on their views on politics, racism, covid response?
Today, ask God these two questions: What might loving those you've estranged look like? What could steps toward reconciliation look like?