Peace through conflict
In Matthew 10, Jesus chooses his 12 disciples, and then sends them out to announce the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. But he warns them: not everyone will be happy with this message. Humanity has been in rebellion against God since the Fall of Adam and Eve, and by identifying themselves with Christ, his disciples will find themselves in conflict with many who insist on continuing that rebellion. We, too, find ourselves in conflict, if we wish to identify with Christ. How should we handle this? What does Jesus offer? How can peace come out of conflict?