So why do I always wish you peace? Am I stuck in some type of a time warp from the 1960’s, dreaming of the anti-war movement? Am I some type of monk having just walked out of a monastery? Well the answer to both of these questions is no, but there are reasons I use the term frequently.
Those that have been following for a while know I have mentioned this before, but a lot of my readers are new, so I thought I would share about it again.
We know that peace means the cessation of conflict, or a lack of war. But besides the outward need for our world to have peace, we each need to have peace personally. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that word peace, can also mean: “a state of tranquility or quiet”, in other words internally.
I love the concept of Shalom which is a Hebrew word, meaning an overall sense of well being and wholeness. My understanding of the Arabic word Salaam is, peace be upon you. Both of these are very good. I am also used to churches where we greet each other (and visitors) with a handshake, maybe a hug, and “peace be to you”. I love that kind of language.
So when I share the term peace with you, I am saying that I want nothing but good things to take place in your life, regardless of your faith, or if you have no faith. I hope that you will not experience war, that you will have a sense of wholeness, and well being. I include good health with this. And finally that peace would indeed be with you, wherever you go.
Have a great week everyone, and I wish you peace!
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Peace and blessings to everyone.
“When we love people, we give them hope.”