Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, April 4, 2016
PEACE, Upon Reflection
Another day, anothter definition. I gathered personal definitions of PEACE from the young people at St. Viator’s High School in Arlington Heights, I am grateful I had the opportunity to engage with anyone who came up to the table I had set up on one side of the large lunchroom.
Two more personal definitions of PEACE today; a great chance to talk with young people and get their viewpoints on PEACE.
Kathryn’s personal definition: “PEACE is complete understanding and relaxation with God and creation.”
I asked her to explain a bit more about those interesting images. She said, “Peace is relaxing, without worrying. It’s when we fully understand God, His creation, and God’s purpose for everything.”
Upon reflection, that is a particularly tall order. However, striving to understand God is something I’ve tried to do for years and years. I commend Kathryn for her commitment to that striving.
Anna’s personal definition: “PEACE is kindness in every way, shape and form!”
I wanted to know more about this. Anna said, “I think it’s important to show kindness in words and actions. Also, it goes along with having a peaceful mindset.”
Since the subject of being kind is near and dear to my heart, exactly what I thought. Excellent interpretation of the word PEACE.
I am amazed at how much excitement I have been able to see, regarding the word PEACE. Way to go, all of you young people!
God, grant me the willingness to calm my own heart so I can listen to the still, small voice of God.
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