for peace to manifest itself

p10143Some see peace as the opposite of war, well when there is a lack of war there is room for peace but it doesn’t always seem to be the case.  Others think it’s a state of mind or being, well definitely peace can be within and my opinion all peace is created within each one of us. It takes a peaceful mind, heart and spirit to find a true personal peace. How do we spread peace and encourage others to be peaceful, well first we must learn and teach how to love unconditionally and teach understanding as the key aspect of daily living. So much can stand in the way of peace such as greed, lust and the lack of tolerance of differences between people. Sometimes I think peace is in everyone and that it’s the negative actions, thoughts and emotions within us that blocks that peace from being realized and for peace to manifest itself on a grand scale.

We must love one another, see that if we put our differences aside that basically we are all the same. We all want happiness, peace and for our children to have a life full of love and peace as well. We need to overcome fear and learn to accept the fact we all have the right to believe in the religion of our choice or not to believe at all. That even though we believe differently we do not have to persecute, condemn or even kill one another. Most religions teach peace and unity, yet it seems somehow that fact gets lost in translation somehow. Sad that humanity as advanced and civilized we are, can not live together and embrace the differences between us all as the strength that it is.

We should teach our children to love, how to be peaceful ,how to  be understanding and how to be respectable as well.

Ray Barbier

20 thoughts on “for peace to manifest itself”

  1. Ray,
    Thank you for this posting for peace. I couldn’t agree with you more: “We must love one another, see that if we put our differences aside that basically we are all the same. We all want happiness, peace and for our children to have a life full of love and peace as well.” Thank you for your love, guidance, and compassion for all forms of life and worship. I look forward to more post on peace from you or your co-authors. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

    1. Thanks for the comment, and our children are the only true hope. its far easier to bring up a mind than to change one in the end but both are still hard as the dickens lol

  2. It is True Ray as you said, we are to Love everybody and God tells us to Love even our enemies but we do not accept their Atheist teaching or the evil they do, He doesn’t. Any person who rejects Jesus will never really have His Peace only a worldly substitute which will not last, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 this is because they do not know the real Him who created them, they only believe in a god of their own understanding. Sadly some who call themselves Christians are the same and in the time of Judgment they will realise this is very True Matthew 7:21-23 & Luke 6:46-49 but it is not God’s will that any one perishes, meaning be eternally separated from Him, it is their choice.
    God Loves everybody that is why He sent Jesus Christ to save them and set them free, John 3:16-18 we are to search for Him with all our heart, mind , soul and being not half heartedly or as the Bible tells us we are not to be lukewarm. But as you shared Ray we are to teach our Children about the One True God He is Love and can do no evil and all good things come from Him.
    John 12:27 Peace I leave with you, my Peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    John14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I Am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

    Matthew 4:10“Worship the Lord your God, and only Him. Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness.”

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    1. To live next to someone in peace isn’t to accept the ways of others. it is to accept others regardless of their ways. There will always be atheists and other religions within our world. We are to love the people in the world regardless of their beliefs. Never said we have to believe as them just respect the right god gave us all to choose.

      God Bless

  3. So very True Ray, God gives everyone freedom of choice and we will reap what we sow, good and bad. This is why we are to warn others and share God’s Truth in Love with them.

    I’m the only Christian in my Neighbourhood, I have been abused and threatened, treated with contempt and even my kind deeds rejected. At one time I really wanted to give up, to move away but I remembered how I was when I was an Atheist, I was one in my head not my heart for nearly 30 years and my Mum is still an agro Atheist, the rest of my family aree like Mum or believe in Buddhism.

    I have never given up on any one in my life, God never gave up on me even though I deserved it and He does not stop Loving anyone but He knows those who are His and because we are close to Him, He can bless us greatly, this is because we Trust and believe what He tells us and obey His guidlines and we don’t reject His kindness, we are very thankful for all His good works in our lives.

    Christian Love – Anne.

    1. To be the only Christian in your area and or family is rough I could imagine, all you can do is continue to live as Jesus would want you too and not become discouraged. For you know where you help comes from and you know where your rest is in.

      Thank you once again for commenting and sharing both your experiences and the verses. God Bless you friend in Christ

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