From St. Paul’s “The Fruit of the Spirit”: we have peace! Jesus promised this to us, for nothing can separate us from the Love of God. As Matthew writes, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life (6:25).” God is my strength; I trust the Goodness that allows my heart to rejoice and praise the presence of the Holy Spirit which lives within me. . . always.
My personal spiritual peace comes when God assists me in helping other people in their times of trial. With God’s help, I try to comfort those weaker than me; I try to be patient with those whose habits may annoy me. I thank God every day for putting the people of need in my life. I am not rich, but my sharing of prayer and God’s Love and peace does bring quietude to others’ lives. I spiritually join hands with them, watching in hope for the Love of God to descend upon us. I know God hears our collective prayers. God is merciful; God is our beloved; God is our faith in prayer; God is our constant companion.
© Russell Kendall Carter