Monday, June 16, 2008

Peace

"Many people think of peace as the absence of war. But we can feel peace even in times of war, and we can lack peace even when no war is raging. The mere absence of conflict is not enough to bring peace to our hearts. Peace comes through the gospel—through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the ministration of the Holy Ghost, and our own righteousness, sincere repentance, and diligent service. " lds.org

We live in uncertain times. Though wars of all kinds rage around us we can find peace within. The Savior said: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" (John 14:26–27).

Peace is to be found within though outwardly trouble and turmoil abound. We do not have to partake of that. We can arm ourselves with God's protection:

"Take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand. Stand, therefore, . . .
. . . your loins girt about with truth,
. . . breastplate of righteousness
. . . shield of faith
. . . helmet of salvation
. . . sword of my spirit."
(Doctrine and Covenants 27:15-18)

"War and Peace"
http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=a00fee9ba42fe010VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

"Great Shall Be the Peace of thy Children"
http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=a00fee9ba42fe010VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts--thanks for sharing!

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