One dark night somewhere near Bethlehem all heaven broke loose in the midst of stunned shepherds: “Glory to God in the highest, on earth, peace…” Happy Angel Armies heralded peace from heaven’s throne. Christ the Savior is born.
But where is this peace on earth?! Where? War in Afghanistan, the brutalities of ISIS in Syria, the atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria, racial and societal unrest gripping our nation in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, the funerals of two New York Policemen executed as part of that unrest. Not to mention the pain of marital and family strife, or the anguish of internal sins that threaten to overwhelm.