we thank you for your greeting,
“Peace be with you.”
The shalom of God, deep lasting peace;
peace that brings inner calm;
that keeps a person steady in the storm;
that faces a persecutor without fear
and proclaims the good news with courage and with joy.
This is the peace that reconciles
sister to brother, black to white,
rich and poor, young and old;
but not a peace that is quiet
in the face of oppression and injustice.
This is peace with God,
the peace that passes understanding.
Thank you to all for a wonderful celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Welcome to all for whom Christ died and rose again.
The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson
Dean, St Peter’s Cathedral