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For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus, making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came to preach peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:14-22)
접화군생/接化群生: "Living in Harmony "
There was a time in the history of Israel when people felt difficult to get along, as the author of Judges describes: "In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit." (Judges 21:25) "Living in harmony" isn't an easy way of living. There is none other to bring countless souls at peace except than the constant effort to living in peace with one another.
"Living in Harmony" has been a crucial reminder for the people of South Korea where throughout the ages with thousands of conflicts and wars. In the days of spreading of the gospels in Roman colony, LIH was also significant issue: how the people of different faith honor one another without embarrassing? Apostle Paul message on Jesus for Ephesians draws our attention:
I invite you to join me with Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month during worship with a call for "Living in harmony."
Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,
who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.
You can join the service either at The United Methodist Church of Savage on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or
at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Silver Spring, Maryland at 11 a.m.