Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Thursday, June 8, 2016
Peace, and Personal Definitions
What is your personal definition of peace? What is peace, to you?
I have been gathering these personal definitions together for months. Getting a sample of peace here, a more complete picture of peace there.
Gathering some from here, there, and in every sort of illustration. Here is a quote from the June 7 article by Lee V. Gaines, pertaining to the Peace Vigil in the Chicago Tribune: “Jones said during the months of Lent she also asked her congregation to share their thoughts on the meaning of the word, and then started posting their response on a blog she created earlier this year.
“’People really appreciate my asking them what their personal definition of peace is, what their idea of peace is, so that’s what I’ve been doing,” she said.
“[Morton Grove Village Trustee Janine] Witko said an event like this is especially important given the divisive and polarizing discourse on display during the current election cycle. She said Morton Grove is an example of an incredibly diverse community living in relative harmony.”
I am thinking about all the definitions I have gathered together. What should I do with them?
Still thinking. Asking for suggestions of all of you! Send them to me, please. God willing, I will come up with another great idea.
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