Kellaura Johnson Meditation
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 , 2012|
"In his time shall the righteous flourish; there
shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall
be no more.”
We often think of peace in terms of absence—the
absence of violence, disagreement and war, or the
absence of noise, distraction and trouble. But how
can we have an abundance of something that is merely an absence? Peace has more power when we think of it in terms of fullness—a chilly night filled with laughter around a camp fire, a sleepy kitten filling your lap and making you drowsy too, the deep full breaths of a previously fretful child finally asleep. If peace is to abound, to overflow, to pool and puddle, it must be this sort of full peace. To rob clamorous violence of its power we must turn the tables and think of it in terms of absence, the absence of peace.
Dearest God, in all the moonlit nights to come, bathe us in your abundant peace, that war and hatred may perish and love may endure. Amen.
Master of Divinity Program - Middler
Seminary of the Southwest
Diocese of Texas