Verse for March 16th

Matthew 5.9,10

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'

Friday, 16 March

Peace and Persecution

The transforming rule of God is not just about our own personal qualities or close relationships.

It’s absolutely concerned about what and who we are prepared to do and be in the world; whatever the cost.

(The cross in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.)

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  • Take time today ... to reflect on the difference you make in the world.  How could you do more?
  • Transforming Life … pray for those who are persecuted for their faith.  Pray for courage in your own life. 


Practical Action

  • Make time today … be a peacemaker, be a child of God. 


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Being a peacemaker

My friend and I had been puzzling over today’s reflection. Later on, the phone rang and it was my youngest daughter. She was feeling pretty ill and feeling guilty about not going to work, guilty about being cross with the children, guilty about not doing the housework, and guilty because she was ill! I spoke to her for some time saying that she couldn’t help any of these things, not to worry about them and nobody can help being ill. When I put the phone down my friend suddenly said “there you are Sue you’ve been a peacemaker. You’ve helped your daughter. You’ve made a difference.”

17.03.12 / 09:46 / By Sue B

Comment endorsed.

Rowan has been and still is a tower strength. His abilities are a gift from God. It is very very rare to see such understanding. I wish him every blessing.

17.03.12 / 10:36 / By Keith Aldred


To make peace means being a bridgebuilder,remaining steadfast so that communications can flow; not many have the strength of spiritual steel to do that, but theirs truly will be the kingdom of heaven.  who will be our bridgebuilder when Rowan goes ?

17.03.12 / 06:53 / By Sister Hazel


Help us to know how to respond to others as children of God.

16.03.12 / 01:20 / By Keith Aldred