Peace and love

“Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way.”
— Mary Baker Eddy¬†

I have spent today learning about the nature of peace and love. 

I went to bed last night worried about all the things I hadn’t finished over break and all the things I needed to get done this semester. I was in a state of near-panic when I finally managed to get to sleep, and I wondered how I would get through the day, much less the next five months.

I got up just before dawn this morning and spent 15 minutes in the Fortress of Solitude, listening to the darkness and communing silently with God to calm my fears.

I was still apprehensive about the day and still unsure of how I would juggle all my responsibilities when one of my students wandered in just before first hour. We had a really interesting conversation about constitutional law, and by the time he left, all my fear was gone — swept away in a wave of love and gratitude for my students and the joy they bring into my life. A great sense of peace settled over me and carried me through a day filled with laughter and insight.

It’s going to be a good semester.