WEEK 5 SHALOM
In this fifth week of Lent we focus on another aspect of Shalom that most people are not familiar with, repairing. As we continue our journey through these weeks may we continue to reflect on how we can accept this gift of shalom that includes justice, peace, wholeness/healing, hope, and repairing and share it with the world. Daily scriptures for this week are Amos 5:24, Proverbs 21:15, Esther 4:4-16, Luke 4:18, Micah 6:8, 2 Peter 3:11-13, 1 Corinthians 1:10
This week’s focus on shalom is on repairing. Like last week this is an aspect of shalom that you may not be as familiar with. This aspect of shalom can also be understood as restoration. The scriptures share many stories of repaired or restored bodies, spirits and souls. As we journey with Jesus to the cross this Lent, we can be reminded and on the lookout for God’s repairing/restoring that occurs throughout many scriptures and in our lives.
REFLECT– Where in scriptures have you witnessed God’s repairing and restoration? Where in your life have you experienced God’s repairing/restoration? Where can you be a peacemaker in your household, you community, and your world to repair/restore the brokenness?