Deep Peace

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I search for deep peace, not a superficial kind of peace, but a peace deep enough to touch my soul. I search for a peace deep enough to heal a frantic spirit, to calm my very being.

There are disturbers of peace all around us . . . from health concerns, to family upheavals, to the noise of traffic and the cries of violence. We suffer through all the things that rob us of peace and we struggle to find our peace again.

A Biblical blessing proclaims, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)

A Gaelic Christian blessing soothes our chaotic spirits with these beautiful words:

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.

– Adapted from an old Gaelic rune

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