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.


One thought on “Peace and love”

  1. Isaiah 45:3 (King James Version)

    3And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

    Jesus also went to a quiet place, the Garden of Gethsemane, to pray and seek God.

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