In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
"If you had known…the things that make for your peace!” We spend a lot of time chasing after peace. If you were to go out and survey the people you meet in your daily affairs and ask them what they’d like to see the most, I’d guess that most of them would say “peace.” Why is that? Our world is crumbling! The Middle East is a hotbed of unrest. ISIS is constantly on the attack and seems unstoppable. Christians are being martyred left and right because they refuse to renounce the faith. We may have had some peace thinking that those things were half a world away and in a civilization that was far removed from ours. But then things got closer to home. Just five days ago a French priest had his throat slit by two ISIS soldiers right in the middle of the Mass. This didn’t happen in a remote desert village in an Islamic country. It happened in France, right in the middle of civilized Europe. Immediately after ISIS took to the Internet and threatened Christians in London and Washington, D.C. If we had any peace as Western Christians, thinking this kind of oppression and martyrdom would never reach us, Tuesday took it away.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).