25th September

The Peace Of The Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit is … peace. Galations 5: 22..

Learn to be peaceful, and thousands around you will find salvation… There is nothing better than peace in Christ, for it brings victory over all the evil spirits on earth and in the air. When peace dwells in a person’s heart it enables them to contemplate the grace of the Holy Spirit from within. The person who lives in peace collects spiritual gifts as it were with a scoop, and sheds the light of knowledge on others. All our thoughts, all our desires, all our efforts, and all our actions should make us say constantly with the Church: ‘O Lord, give us peace!’. When a person lives in peace, God reveals mysteries to them.

Live in peace

Peace of all felicity
Peace of shining clarity
Peace of joys consolatory.
Peace of souls in surety
Peace of heaven’s futurity
Peace of virgin’s purity.
Peace of the enchanted bowers
Peace of calm reposing hours
Peace of everlasting, ours.
George McLean (trans) Poems of the Western Highlanders

Deep peace of the quiet earth
Deep peace of the still waters
Deep peace of the setting sun
Deep peace of the forgiving heart
Deep peace of the true call
Deep peace of the Son of Peace
Be ours, today, for ever