Seeking Peace Within

THE FRUITS OF THE (HOLY) SPIRIT INCLUDE…PEACE…! GALATIANS 5: 22-23

Faith Venture

So instead of loving what you think is peace, love other men and love God most of all. And instead of hating the people you think are carmakers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed–but hate these things in yourself, not in another.

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

Yesterday I looked at Thich Nhat Hahn, a respected Asian spiritual teacher. Today, the words of Christian contemplative and writer Thomas Merton.

We can find wisdom if we seek it. From people of all races, traditions, geographies.

The wisdom is that peace must start within us. In that place within where we meet God. Not when we merely say “yes” to a statement about God, but when we say “yes” to the invisible, infinite God Himself.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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