Peace… we all yearn for it, yet we look around and don't see it. In our world, in our communities, in our homes, and in our own hearts, we see division; we see strife.
I know Jesus is my peace; I have experienced this. Yet, I have also experienced how easy it is to lose sight of Christ and lose my peace. I am also painfully aware of the consequences that come from this. The peace, or lack thereof, in my home, is directly affected by me.
There is a kind of peace we experience when our environment is in order. But, more importantly, the peace we seek begins interiorly. A soul rooted in the love of Christ can find peace amid this chaotic world. Imagine how many of those together can make up a beautiful and peaceful field, a place to rest and breathe.
One of the greatest blessings in our marriage is that we often take turns losing our peace. When one of us is having a rough time, the other, like a lighthouse, points the way back to peace. In those moments, a little love and kindness goes a long way. We know we love each other, so we can give a little pass while the other is having a rough day. I have found that when anger meets meekness, it quickly dissipates.
Pride is an enemy to peace. It is the root of all evil. It breeds envy, feeds on fear, and makes neighbors enemies. Fear lies to us and fills us with worries and anxieties.
God knows everything we need, and He tells us repeatedly to have no fear.
Jesus is the peace we seek.
Let us pray: