Monday, February 18, 2019

What is Peace?

Kindred,

Don't misunderstand.

Depending upon your biases, experiences or upbringing, you might interpret what I say differently and from what I had intended. 

What comes to your mind when I say the word meek?

In today's fast paced and competitive environment, this word has a rather negative connotation;

defined as "quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive."

Easily imposed on? Submissive?  Meaning easily bullied?


If meek is so bad, why then would Jesus say to us, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth"?

How then could this even be possible or probable?  Can you think of no reason?



Today, in the United States, is President's Day. 

What do you celebrate in a leader?

When you think of a leader, does meekness come to mind? 

No, because it is associated with weakness and weakness is not only very bad, it's death. 

Yet, what does Jesus say? 

   
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I ask you now, "What is peace?"



   

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