1 Pt 3:8-12 "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,

'Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.  They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.'"

Even though I've read the New Testament several times, lately the Epistles have been speaking to me much more plainly than the Gospels.  Perhaps it's because it's Lent and I've been meditating on this more or perhaps it's that quiet voice talking to me, but this reading really hit home today.  I've been doing a lot of reading (and praying) and the concept of finding peace by doing the Lord's will is very powerful.  It's so easy to get spun up about stupid little things and have that spill over into personal relationships.  I realized long ago that you cannot find true peace in the "things" of the world.  But cultivating that peace is what I need to overcome the "evil spirits" that plague me.  There's a long way to go in Lent but perhaps this Lent season will really be a spiritual experience.


Jude said…
It sounds like it has been already Vince! I hope your weekend is good. :-)
sydwynd said…
Jude: So far so good! REALLY windy however!

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