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Second Sunday of Advent-Peace

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: Reflections, Advent

Second Sunday of Advent-Peace

Peace:  freedom from disturbance; tranquility.

(Oxford Dictionary)

According to this definition all of us that live and breathe do not have a chance at attaining peace!  Every waking moment of every day we are inundated by some “disturbance” that requires our physical and emotional attention.  The advances in technology have widened our circle of friends, enhanced our knowledge base and complicated our lives beyond anyone’s imagination.  So how and where are we supposed to find peace this Advent season?

The peace that calms our spirit and eases our mind comes directly from our Savior Jesus Christ.  His word and deeds are the roadmap we need as human beings to lead us to the inner peace we are all seeking.  Christ knew that we would all be called to live in a world that had values and norms that were contrary to those we believe as Christians, that is why he took on human form.  His life, death and resurrection are the way, the truth and the life that will bring us the peace for which we are all searching.

This week, we need to dedicate some time and energy to prayer and meditation so that we can find the inner peace of which we are in desperate need.  Once we find that inner peace, our sense of self as Christians will become clearer and our lives become more tranquil.  All we do and say will come from a wellspring of inherent joy because with that inner peace we will better understand and embrace our call as Christians:  The call to make the world a better place just by being in it!  

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.     - John 14:27

 

Know that you are in our prayers in a special way this Advent season…
Andrea, Liza, Marianne and Mary-Jo

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