Lesson 105 – God’s peace and joy are mine.

My brother, peace and joy I offer you, That I may have God’s peace and joy as mine.

We all have these people who just “drive me crazy!” in our lives. For me, it becomes less and less. My buttons are not pushed and I have to remember I am the one who pushes the button in the first place! No one does anything to me out there.

Not too long ago I had communication from someone who at one time was one of these “drive me crazy” people. At first I could feel the reaction wanting to leap from my chest. Yet I quieted down and it just so happened I was listening to Richard Thomas reading quotes from A Course in Miracles. Yes, Richard Thomas of “The Waltons’ fame. Remember him as JohnBoy Walton? Am I dating myself?

Anyway, I knew within the conflict. I wanted to react, yet I did not. I knew that I my one desire was peace. As I listened to my “JohnBoy Jesus” as I have now come to call Richard Thomas’ recording, my heart melted. I was being reminded of the truth in such a gentle way. My desire for peace was strong and was it an accident I was listening to this gentle voice? No, not at all.

This was a gift. Not only did the surge of reaction dissipate quite quickly, but all I recognized was the perfect gift in this moment my brother had given me by his communication. I was able to respond in a loving way thus opening the door to love. And yes, opening to the realization that God’s peace and joy are mine and yours and ours.

Amen to that!

Peace and Joy,

Rev. Deb

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