Let there be peace on earth...and let it begin with me.
This morning, the National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland held a prayer vigil and engaged in discussions on the Middle East.
There was passion, there was compassion. There was understanding, there was confusion. There was despair and there was hope. Through it all there was respectful dialogue and the recognition that, unless we can engage in creating peaceful community and making space for respectful listening in our own land, we cannot begin to engage constructively with conflict in other lands.
The National Youth Assembly affirmed that faith is often at its most resilient when persecuted and we follow a God who created order out of chaos and brings healing and hope in impossible situations.