Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
James E. Will shows how peace with justice is evident in the life, message, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The major illuminator of both personal and political peace, Will explains, is Christology. This Christology of peace is a major contribution to the interconfessional dialogue about peace--both Protestant/Catholic and Christian/Jewish.