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What comes to mind when you hear the word peace? There are different forms of peace. Peace may be defined as: freedom from civil disturbance; a state of tranquility or order within a community provided by the law or custom; freedom from disquieting emotions or thoughts; harmony in personal relations (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary).

James tells us where the lack of peace comes from.

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:1-3

Jesus wanted us to have peace. Among the many things he had to say to his disciples on the evening he was betrayed was, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27”

In Called to Peace, Scarlett Stough states, “But God’s definition of peace is a little different than ours.”

Come join us as we examine our call to peace and how Reverence for the Lord is a key to that peace.

May you all be blessed with a wonderful Holy Day season!

 


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