Seeking Peace

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” To work for peace, you must have a peaceful heart. When you do, you are a child of God. But many who work for peace are not at peace. They still have anger and frustration, and their work is not really peaceful. We cannot say that they are touching the kingdom of God. To preserve peace, our hearts must be at peace with the world, with our brothers and our sisters. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

The work of spiritual formation manifests itself from inside out.

Although service is identified as a spiritual discipline, working for others must not take the place of working on oneself. People being served, as well as fellow workers can sense those who serve as a means of building self importance or sense of seeking praise or those who are condescending.

Those who work for peace without finding it within paradoxically bring strife to a peace movement.

When you first come to peace within, that peace radiates. It affects and infects those around.

3 Responses to “Seeking Peace”

  1. Jonathan Caswell Says:

    GOOD LESSON!

  2. Jonathan Caswell Says:

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS!

  3. Seeking Peace Within | Faith Venture Says:

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