Sign up for our new devotional about Shalom!

People typically define peace as the absence of war. But in Judaism, peace, shalom, is rooted in the Hebrew word shalem, which means “whole” or “complete.” Shalom is so much more than the absence of turbulence. Shalom is the presence of wholeness.

True shalom implies that diverse parties purposely set aside their differences and agree to see the good in one another, not just living alongside but among one another for a higher calling or purpose. Working together as one whole entity, we are able to achieve far more than we could on our own. Like a beautiful mosaic, all the diverse pieces are needed for the picture to be complete.

This devotional explores 12 different steps we can all take toward shalom—a concept that is sorely needed these days amid such global tension. Learn how to work God's will from personal peace to global peace. Join us as we move forward toward true and lasting shalom. Sign up today!


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