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Peace

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    Susanne
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    “Today the only peace is the sword of Truth.”

    This quote is from an excellent article from Herbert W. Eustace entitled, “Let Us Then Be Up And Doing”.

    Let Us Then Be Up and Doing

    The article expands on the subject of peace in the Bible Lesson this week. Jesus said he “came not to send peace, but a sword… a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

    I see Jesus pointing out how often people worship a spouse or brother or child, instead of giving them to God, and worshiping God alone. I have seen how trying to please family members instead of God can result in disaster; how not giving one’s child to God creates awful anxiety, etc.; how losing a parent or child can find one bereft, without any reason to live. Realizing that God is our true Father-Mother, releases us from personal responsibility, to depend wholeheartedly on God, but this takes effort. And Jesus states, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.” (emphasis added) We must abide in the Christ consciousness to find peace. But this “peace” is only won with a sword, when we are “up and doing” as Eustace explains: “We need to be the voice of God, and to be about His business every instant. We cannot rest.”

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