Lent 1 2022 (March 6)

The images of the destruction in Ukraine have shattered our illusions of peace.  They have produced in many of us a profound sense of hopelessness — what can I do in the face of such violence?

A reflection on how God responds to the violence in this world by calling individuals — including you — to tasks.  These tasks may not produce “peace in our times”, but they produce goodness and peace in ways we cannot see.  Our call is not “to seek to make a difference” but to respond to God’s calling in our lives, trusting that God will make the true difference for goodness and peace.

The preaching text is Genesis 12:1-8

The image comes from an NBC site.