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True peace comes from God - but we
are God's agents in working for it: responsibility, the first
will be last and the last will be first - social justice, fairness,
Psalm: 18: The Lord upholds my life / O God save me by your name
Second: James 3 - Jealousy, ambition, and self-seeking cause disharmony and wickedness. Wisdom is pure makes for peace - peacemakers sow the seeds of holiness. Fighting is caused by desire for what people do not have.
Gospel: Mark The last will be first and the first last - welcoming even a child in God's name is welcoming God. The disciples had difficulty understanding.