Thursday, December 1, 2011

Peace - the real thing

Artist: Nikolai Galakhov

I certainly agree with this:

"PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all of those things and still be calm in your heart."

-- unknown

Perhaps this is part of what St. Paul meant by "the peace that passes understanding".


  1. Yes, this is only one of a number of concepts that are easily misunderstood in scripture. I've had more than one conversation where someone has asked, "How can you love your enemy?" Of course the question comes from an oversimplified understanding of what "love" means in the Bible. But then a conversation I had about "loving your enemy" a couple days ago made me realize that such a world view really does require either conversion or very intentional education while a person is still young enough to be 'formed' to think in different ways.

  2. I so agree. We tend to frame deeply spiritual concepts according to how the common culture defines the words we use. That creates enormous obstacles.


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