|Give peace a chance...|
Peace. Encarta Dictionary defines it as freedom from war; tranquility; mental calm; harmony; peace treaty; law and order... to be calm or silent... to be in a state of friendship and freedom from conflict; in a state of calm and serenity.... to refrain from speaking, or to prevent conflict or violence, to stop or avoid bothering somebody... to bring a disagreement or war to an end; to resolve a disagreement with someone or become resigned to a situation that cannot be changed.
|Be calm and Carry on...|
But I feel that this question arrived this morning for a reason, and it is one I cannot avoid because it is the second time this week that peace has been brought to my attention.
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV ~
|Magnify your capacity to forgive...|
I want peace in all of my relationships not for what the peace will bring to me, but for the peace it will bring to those caught in the ripples of the conflict... for those who do not know or need to know what has caused disagreement.
I want peace in my heart, and have come to realize that in order to have that, I may have to be resigned to a situation that cannot be changed.
And I grieve for the loss of those caught in the ripples.