Seeking Peace Within

So instead of loving what you think is peace, love other men and love God most of all. And instead of hating the people you think are carmakers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed–but hate these things in yourself, not in another.

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

Yesterday I looked at Thich Nhat Hahn, a respected Asian spiritual teacher. Today, the words of Christian contemplative and writer Thomas Merton.

We can find wisdom if we seek it. From people of all races, traditions, geographies.

The wisdom is that peace must start within us. In that place within where we meet God. Not when we merely say “yes” to a statement about God, but when we say “yes” to the invisible, infinite God Himself.

2 Responses to “Seeking Peace Within”

  1. Jonathan Caswell Says:

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. Jonathan Caswell Says:

    I don’t know, sir, if my adding scripture to your discussion is acceptable or no—if I am stepping on your parade, will you let me know? Thanks, Brother!

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