WEEK 4 SHALOM
In this fourth week of Lent we focus on another aspect of Shalom that most people are not familiar with, hope. As we continue our journey through these weeks may we continue to reflect on how we can accept this gift of shalom of justice, peace, wholeness/healing, and hope and share it with the world. Daily scriptures for this week are Romans 8:24-25, Psalm 27:4, Revelation 21:1-5, Isaiah 26:4, 1 Peter 1:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, Matthew 18:21-22.
This week’s focus on shalom is on hope. Like last week this is an aspect of shalom that you may not be as familiar with. As Christians our understanding of hope differs from that of worldly hope. We don’t hope in the same way because we hope for the fulfillment of God’s promised new day. We have hope in an eternal future and a new creation not yet fully realized making our hope sometimes very hard to hold onto.
REFLECT- In this season of Lent what are you hoping for? Who do you hope in? How can you share your hope with your family, community, neighborhood?