Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Saturday, February 27, 2016
PEACE = Serenity
Continuing the journey today; continuing the listening tour. I am traveling around to various locations over the next weeks in my efforts to pursue PEACE.
My friend and colleague from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Joe McInnis, invited me to attend the church he pastors, in Wilmette, Illinois. I was so glad I had the opportunity to attend there this afternoon.
After the service, I had the opportunity to ask several people their opinion of PEACE. What is their personal view of the word PEACE?
Dave Rundell knew at once. He wrote it out immediately. PEACE = Serenity.
He has a ready smile and an engaging manner. He gave me a little more information about this definition. Dave referred to the Serenity Prayer as he was finishing up the sign with his personal point of view. “When I am walking in a right way with God, then I feel whole, complete.”
“Serene?” I asked. Dave grinned at me. “Exactly.”
I can relate. I know well the feeling that things in my life may be spinning out of control. It’s good that I can let go of the things that fall into God’s area of operations.
God willing, may there be serenity and peace in both Dave’s life and mine. Dear Lord, may it be so!
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