Is peace something which we achieve through our own effort, hard work and perseverance? Is it something that crosses all religions and binds all religions together? Is the ‘inner’ peace of a Hindu or a Buddhist the same as that which is discussed in this text?
While there is a peace that all men can attain through their own perseverance, the peace of those who follow Christ is not just a peace between a man and his environment or man and himself, but a reconciliation and peace with God.
Let us remember that the peace we rest in is not through our own work, but through the sacrifice of our Savior and most Holy Lord, Jesus Christ.
May we give Him all glory and honor.
** But to be able to live at peace with harsh and perverse men, or with the undisciplined and those who irritate us, is a great grace, a praiseworthy and manly thing. **
Or is peace a decision? In my way of thinking, sometimes it is. We could choose to carry on with an argument, fret about something — or we can let go of the argument, knowing that no one wins an argument. On the fretting and worrying, we can pray and turn the situation over to God, knowing that His will be done, not ours. Sometimes we don’t know the end solution, but if the solution comes from God, isn’t it worth accepting?