Tag Archive | peace

Finding the Inner Cathedral of Peace

Here is a link to my Baptist Times article about finding peace at this difficult time…

Finding the Inner Cathedral of Peace

One-Minute Icon – the fragile structure of #peace

The fragile structures of peace

The fragile structures of peace

Take a look at this photo. Step out of clocktime for one minute. Try to hold a place of open awareness just allowing whatever comes to mind to come to mind. Notice what it is.

Two people were challenged this morning at church to try and make a structure out of drinking straws and paper clips that would be strong enough to support an egg.

We were talking about peace, and being peace-makers. It struck me that peace is a bit like a fragile egg, and that what we try to structure peace out of is often fragile and easily broken….but it can be done.

Often we are peace-lovers, who avoid conflict. But Jesus calls us to be peace-makers who go into conflict situations to try and build this fragile thing, called peace.

One Minute Icon 4 – am I unreconciled? #contemplation

reconciliation by shaun lambert

Step out of clock time for one minute. Focus on the painting. If your mind wanders, note where it wanders and come back to the painting. Where is your mind wandering? If the painting brings you into a new place of open awareness, what is it that comes to mind? Carrying unreconciled things is a heavy burden. (The embrace was inspired by a sculpture at Coventry Cathedral, a duplicate of which is in the Peace Garden in Hiroshima, Japan). (see also an earlier post in April, The Mystical Boat)