Tuning Into Peace (12-09-2018)

Rev. Gary celebrates the second Sunday of Advent with a humorous skit, a little music, and some practical steps to develop a peaceful mind and a peaceful heart.

In this lesson …

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
-Dr. Martin Luther King

“There is nothing quite as satisfying as having a peaceful heart.”
-Joan Gattuso

“If there is even one person with whom you are not at peace,
then you have a work to do, and the work begins with you—
in your thoughts and feelings, in your reactions.”
-Martha Smock

“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
-Dalai Lama

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 4:7

“No one can teach you to pray. It is an inside job.
There is no standard formula which, once learned,
insures perfect results forever, like a mathematical formula
or a recipe for baking a cake.”
-Russell W. Lake

“True prayer is not begging or beseeching, it is right knowing.
It is not a matter of trying to make something happen,
but of becoming aware of that which already is.
It is not a time to say Please, but to say Thank you.
Elinor MacDonald

“We don’t realize that somewhere within us all,
there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat Pray Love”
“Peace begins with a smile.”
-Mother Teresa