Peace is the absence of fear, the assurance and confidence of God’s abiding and steadfast love that transforms the divisive and destructive force of the cross. Christ’s peace breaks the barriers of hostility and division. Christ’s peace welcomes those far away—the foreigner—and calls them to be members of God’s household. Written by Amy Roberts-Paeth. Amy Roberts-Paeth received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and holds a Masters in Curriculum Studies from DePaul University. She has developed curriculum as Director of Youth Ministries and as a Logos Ministries and Sunday School Teacher.