“Make peace”, was the subject of a sermon I heard, and the perspective made so much sense! I feel compelled to not keep it to myself, but share in the event many more benefit as I think I have.
What if "making peace" is less about the absence of conflict, corruption and hate? What if "making peace" is acceptance, embracing and yes, love? Love by definition, an extension of oneself for betterment. In this life, we tend to believe and strive towards everything always being good and achieving perfection. But life is a broken mirror, hairline to shattered.
This brokenness presents us with opportunities, possibilities, or crosses to take up. Some crosses are temporary. Other crosses have a journey. Along the journey, we are exposed to and given possibilities. Has there ever been an opportunity, if you choose to see it, that hasn’t proposed an expansion of what you have or know? Sometimes the lesson is about your capacities from abilities to limitations. Other times, it may be about someone’s character and value. Of course, it could be about life itself and all its offerings and boundaries. A boundary representing protection and respect, not denial. Thus, the practice to question and adjust limits as appropriate. What all this has in common is, a blessing. Blessing by definition, a special benefit.
Coming back to "making peace". Are you meant to be a channel? Accept life is NOT supposed to ever be perfect. Especially since perfection is in the eye of the beholder, potentially unattainable in agreement. Embrace the cross, journey and lesson in what appears to be broken or is not measuring up to a standard of good we have imposed. And yes, love the special benefit as a beautiful reflection, of conflicts, corruption and hate.
If only moment by moment, consider…"make peace with brokenness, bearing its crosses and the blessings you will receive by doing so."
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