February 1, 2023
“Joining the peaceful chorus” Second line from Haiku 2023
Joining means coming into a new community. It might mean Holstein Canada, or the Horticultural Society, or Facebook or Canada as a new citizen. There are always requirements for anything that we join. If you are hired by a company, there are job requirements. None of us have complete freedom. That would not work, if 8 billion people would have the freedom that they would like to do, including us.
So, joining a chorus that makes music needs all of us to play a part. If we are in harmony, then there will be peace. I do not think it happens completely very often. It is a hard journey to work for peace. But, it is our calling in this world to move towards peace.
Paul writes to the church in Corinth about the rules of the church. I think they are relevant to our life together today. It is the way that we at Poole would like to be all the time. It is fine and realistic to argue and disagree, but we must move to consensus to go forward, in doing the work of our Lord.
” I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial.
“I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. ” … the apostle Paul
1 Corinthians 10:23
Birds perch on branches
joining the peaceful chorus
of Courage’s song MPL 2023