12: Advent 2 – Peace (Violence)
Jesus was born into a world a violence, and sometimes that violence was state-sanctioned or worse religiously-sanctioned. There are plenty of examples in Scripture of Jesus getting upset or angry, or even flipping over tables. But he responds to the violence of the world with a kind of peace. Not inaction, but a peaceful active resistance.
In his memoir Just Mercy, lawyer Bryan Stevenson describes the way in works to free the wrongfully imprisoned, those accused of crimes. He works to create a little more peace, and a little more forgiveness, in a violent world.