Looking at the world today, it is astounding all of the division and conflict that exists in the world, in our church, and in our lives. Into that world comes our Savior who cares about us – and about reconciling us to God deeply. How deeply? Consider that it is about 160 miles roundtrip from the Sea of Galilee where Jesus spoke the words of this weeks Gospel lesson. He tells us we need to be willing to go that far and farther to seek peace and reconciliation with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We remember that there is no distance too great to seek reconciliation. Indeed, Jesus came from heaven to earth so that we might be reconciled with God. Jesus traveled to the cross to make peace by His blood.