In his sermon “A Different Kind of Urban Life” Jon Osmond posed the question of how are we seeking shalom within our city? We have such beautiful evidence within our communities of how God is already working. Where can we identify more areas to partner in this work? What are our opportunities offered to us in our communities? Where can we find shalom through urban economics, through our spirituality, through living in a city like Toronto?
If you missed this Sunday, take a listen to our Mixcloud post and be challenged in the way we can seek shalom in our everyday interactions in our cities.
“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace (shalom) and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it has peace (shalom), you too will have peace (shalom).
– Jeremiah 29:4-7