John Hebenton's Podcast

Watching for Peace

December 01, 2013
John Hebenton's Podcast
Watching for Peace
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John Hebenton's Podcast
Watching for Peace
Dec 01, 2013
John Hebenton
Show Notes
Advent is time of waiting. It offers an opportunity to reflect on what we wait for and how. In this sermon John asks “what are we waiting for the Advent?”, and suggests that among other things we watch for Peace.Watching for peace is more than hoping that all will be well. It is an active watching – getting involved in God’s peace - living is such a way that we live as if God’s reign of justice and peace is now.Isaiah offers image of instruments of war and death being turned into instruments of food production and life - more than just beating ploughshares – watching for peace is about learning whole new way of being that involves unlearning ways of war in our households, personal relationships and how we see the world and learning that ways of peaceJohn invites people to spend this week reflecting on what habits and practices of conflict do they need to unlearn and what practices and habits of peace they need to learn
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