Carolyn D. Townes, OFS, the Animator for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) for the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, has provided a set of reflections for us to consider each of the next 12 weeks.
You can download the complete set of reflections here.
Let us always remain mindful of the Gospel call to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9). As Franciscans, we are called to be “bearers of peace” and always “seek out ways of unity and fraternal harmony through dialogue, trusting in the presence of the divine seed in everyone and in the transforming power of love and pardon.” (OFS Rule #19)
I invite everyone to share there thoughts and comments on these reflections below. How are you a peacemaker in your life? How do these reflections comfort or challenge you to be a peacemaker?
Gratitude to Sylvia Hood Washington and Lauren Washington for bringing this resource to the attention of the fraternity!