Inner and Outer Peace

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

Thank you all who attended and contributed to our beautiful Peace Pole Dedication last Sunday! And thank you to all who are supporting and joining us at this Saturday’s event in support of the Veterans for Peace marchers (info below)!

The world is breaking our hearts every day. We are distraught and unwell as a society. We MUST witness for peace in our world. But let us also not forget to take care of ourselves. The above quote reminds us that the roots of peace come from within. This is a busy and often stressful time of the year. We are stretched thin by our commitments. How do we hear the still small voice?

The month of June invites us to consider the gifts of renewal. We can renew our hearts in this time by turning to our spiritual practices, by remembering the gifts of quiet time, walks in nature, silence, yoga, exercise, writing, sitting by the peace pole– and  so many other things we can do to take care of our own spirits.

A recent visit with my spiritual director reminded me that I need to return to my daily meditation practice. Also, as part of my own commitment to myself, I will be in Florida spending some much needed vacation time with my daughter, Camille, and dear friends next week- a postponed trip from this past winter.

I wish you all quiet time to renew your spirits– so that we might become true instruments of peace in this time.

Rev. Terri