Sunday, October 8, 2017

Be At Peace

Brothers and sisters:  Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.  Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me.  Then the God of peace will be with you.  (Philippians 4: 4-6)

Today’s second reading invites us to embrace the peace of God.  We are called to be at peace.  When we are at peace the ordinary problems of life don’t impact us the same way.  We are calmer, less anxious and ready to take on anything that comes our way.  Each morning many of us take vitamins to keep our bodies healthy.  Perhaps today is a good day to take an extra dose of Scripture.  Take some time with the above reading and allow you mind and heart to be filled with the love and peace of our God.   Remember God’s abundant love for you as you give your soul some rest.  Our loving God is always with you for God loves you more than you can ask for or imagine.  Let the peace of God dwell in your heart and let go of all anxiety, fear and concern!

Pat Schifini, OSU

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