Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Wednesday, April 13, 2016
PEACE is Living in Harmony
Today is another day for me to share some special personal definitions of PEACE. These definitions came from an opportunity to visit the Muslim Community Center some days ago.
The president of the Sunday school reminded the gathered crowd that I was there to ask the simple question “What is PEACE, to you?”
The two definitions are very similar. I love them both. Two young ladies shared them with me, and I was so pleased they came up to the table and wrote down their points of view.
Fara’s personal definition: “PEACE is having harmony with yourself.”
Furzana’s personal definition: “PEACE is living in harmony with one another and with other creations, too.”
What marvelous definitions!
Harmony is such a foundation for peaceful living. I think harmony is promoted when individuals of various races, cultures, and religious expressions come together. It doesn’t matter whether the harmony is inwardly directed (as in Fara’s definition) or is directed outwardly (as in Furzana’s definition). What counts is that division is lessened, and animosity is healed.
Gracious and merciful God, thank You for loving Your whole creation—which includes people of every nation, tribe and language. Teach us to love one another as You do. In the powerful name of God we pray, amen.
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(Thanks to everyone at the Muslim Community Center in Morton Grove, for making this week of personal definitions of PEACE possible.)