Eluding Peace

Peace where are you? Why do you elude me? Why do you elude the community and the world?

So much violence taking place in and around sacred spaces. Churches, schools and hospitals…spaces we consider safe. Spaces where we come to be spiritually, emotionally, and physically healed. Spaces where we come to be taught. Places where we come seeking love, knowledge and healing.

The Lord commands that we love one another as we love ourselves. Does peace elude us because we do not love ourselves? And because we do not love ourselves we cannot love others? And because we do not love others we choose to hurt them instead?

Uhmmm! Peace where are you? Why do you elude me? Why do you elude the community and the world?

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About DestaIsJoy

Desta is an African Amharic name meaning "joy". My spiritual father and former pastor has twin daughters and one's middle name is Desta. I latched on to that name once I knew the meaning and use it in one of my e-mail addresses and for my website: www.mydestaisjoy.com where I promote my book and other writings. The joy of the Lord is my strength and for that I am truly grateful. For every mountain he has brought me over, for every trial he has seen me through and for every blessing, for this I give God praise!!!
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