Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27
How do we practice peace in the midst of seeming disorder? Through connecting with the peace that lies within each one of us, bringing it forth, and living out from that space of love. Simple answer, yes, easy practice, no, not always. And yet the more we practice the more we progress in being that reservoir of peace overflowing into the world.
I share from Unity’s Advent booklet, A Christmas of Light and Peace, the message for Wednesday, December 7th by Rev. Karen Romestan:
Peace in this season of Advent is not born in the absence of war, conflict, and the ways of the world. Advent’s gift of peace stirs deeply within the hearts of humanity amidst the noise and chaos of the world.
Peace that surpasses our understanding is enlivened and enticed into existence through, around, and perhaps even because of the conflict and turmoil that is in this human life.
The peace that stirs deep within dispels the destructive consequences of war, greed, oppression, and more. This inne4r peace is born from the consciousness of the Christ and has the potential to draw our collective awareness toward a deeper comprehension of the interconnectedness of humanity and of all creation.
As we receive this Advent gift of peace, we hold it in our heart for our own healing. Then from the reservoir within that overflows, we share this peace with our world.
Blessing of Peace,
Love, Light & Sparkles,
Rev. Carol Moncada