December 2015 Video, Discussion & a Meal: “Peacemaking” – Sami Awad
- Sami shared the story of his grandmother consciously deciding what to “give” her children in the face of tremendous loss…hatred or Jesus. Many would consider her response weak. Is it possible to follow in Jesus’ ways and seek revenge or retaliation? Why or why not?
- Sami makes the statement, “Jesus was simple, but he wasn’t easy. Simple in the teaching, but not easy in the practice.” How have you found this to be true, or not?
- Do you agree that progressive personal transformation as described in Matthew 5, is necessary to be a peacemaker in the way of Jesus? Using these descriptions (poor in spirit, mourning, meek, etc…) how would you describe your own journey and where you see yourself?
- If we desire to be peacemakers in the way of Jesus in a world full of conflict, what is the healing work with our “enemies” that we must engage in? Be specific.
Try these recipes for a delicious holiday spread!