Peace is a very powerful word, I think you will agree.
You may have come across the little book, the Cloud of Unknowing, written by an anonymous English mystic towards the end of the 14th century. It’s a kind of spiritual guide to prayer.
There is within each of us a desire to find peace, with ourselves, others and perhaps creation. The uniqueness of this quest comes from our own life experiences and how we understand faith. On a personal level I ask too many questions, of myself and God and the world. But that still point often evades me.
This cloud I captured on a late August evening, as the sun set, leaves a lasting impression. It is a ‘still point’ moment. Here’s some words spoken by Jesus as he prepared his disciples for the events of the first Easter; ‘ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.‘
These are words which speak powerfully to us today, in the middle of all our worries and fears. Jesus is with us through the grace and love of the Holy Spirit, the one through whom we can understand the peace of God, which is uniquely different to any peace created by you or I.
Each of our days and our understanding and experience of peace is ours alone. Give thanks for those moments of peace in your day. Even if brief! Peace is built through patience and the grace of God poured into our parched souls. Be open to the refreshment of the Holy Spirit.
Grace and peace be with you.