Opening School Year Eucharist 2014

8 February 2014 | General Interest

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As Daughters of Sion, we are called to be “concerned always for justice, truth, reconciliation and peace”. It is this call that has inspired our theme for 2014: `Building Peace Today’.

We all long for world peace, for understanding and openness among people of differing faiths, and for an end to wars. At times it may seem like there is no peace in sight. Yet as people of faith we must remember that peace is a gift from God – we have been given it, it is in our world – but it cannot reign unless we strive to build it. We must find ways of uncovering the beauty of Christ’s peace and spreading it in our world.

Let us embrace the challenge of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans: “If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” [Romans 12:18] Let us uncover the peace that is within us and strive to spread Christ’s peace in our hearts, homes and world.