Thursday, November 3, 2011

Joy & Peace

R/. "In you, O Lord, I have found my peace."

St. Paul speaks to the Philippians about joy and peace. This is the wisdom he shares:

     "Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again, Rejoice! Everyone should see how unselfish you are. The Lord is near. Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petition full of gratitude. Then God's own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will guard over your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus.
     Finally,...your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise. Live according to what you have learned and accepted, what you have heard me say and seen me do. Then will the God of peace be with you." Phil 4:4-9

Paul's instructions are clear:
  • Be joyful
  • Let go of anxiety
  • Let God know what you need with thanksgiving
  • Watch what you think
  • Live with integrity
  • Put your faith into practice
  • Rejoice!
Grace & peace,

Sheila

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