“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”
This spiritual observation from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew assures us that it is in expressing peace that we most fully realize the Christ energy that defines us as children of the Power and Presence of God. But what, exactly, is peace?
Later, as he prepared to conclude his earthly ministry, Jesus told his apostles, “Peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you.”
But just what ‘peace’ was he leaving them? In terms of the five-senses world they inhabited, there was precious little peace in Jesus’ life at that moment, and even less in days to come. Yet Jesus’ gift, his legacy, was very tangible in that moment; and it is equally available to us today. It is a ‘peace that passes understanding,’ a centered calm that is not dependent on outer manifestations.
Ours may feel like an equally turbulent time, but it is still our divine nature to be peacemakers – to move through the turbulence peacefully, not as victims but as healers.
Today I allow the peace of God to fill my consciousness, and I send it forth to do its work wherever peace is needed in the world. Thank you, God!