Category Archives: Peace

The part of our wealth that brings the deepest joy

When the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta visited Los Angeles a few years ago, a physician named Gerald Jampolski heard her speak. He was attracted by the spiritual power that emanated from her, and asked her if it would alright … Continue reading

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The peace that comes from talking things over with your best friend

The greatest enemy of joy is anxiety. To a certain extent anxiety is natural; it helps us avoid danger. Sometimes, though, it becomes a type of mental illness because it bears little relation to reality. But for most of us … Continue reading

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The most elusive of all human desires

The Society of International Law reports that during the last three and a half thousand years there have been less than three hundred years of peace. That means the entire world has been at peace less than eight percent of … Continue reading

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The God of peace

Robert Frost said: ‘More people die of worry than die of work, because more people worry than work.’ Someone else said that you should only worry if your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles; or if your … Continue reading

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Intrusions of Peace

A regular feature in many church services is what is called ‘the passing of the peace’ when people are invited to turn to others and say: ‘Peace be with you.’ Friends leave their pews to greet one another and newcomers … Continue reading

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Lopping off the branches of worry

If you’ve ever had a tree cut down in your back yard, you’ll know that you don’t start by attacking the base of the tree, because that would bring the house down with it. Instead, you lop off individual branches … Continue reading

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Photographing the presence of God

The famous neurologist Professor Andrew Newberg actually takes photographs of what believers call ‘the presence of God’. He invites people to meditate and pray in a secluded room. Then, when they are most deeply absorbed in their devotions, he injects … Continue reading

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