Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pentecost 12 B - Psalm 34:9-14

Psalm 34:9-14
Pleasure and prosperity comes from pursuing peace. We tend to equate pleasure and prosperity with possessions or at least the resources to live free from want. But it seems no matter how much one has there is always room in our wanting for just a little bit more. Those who seek the Lord and live in reverent fear – which simply means acknowledging that God is God and we are not – lack nothing that is good. That is not to say life is free of difficulties but rather that one’s perspective changes about the pleasure the world pursues when one seeks the peace that passes understanding. To turn from evil and do good is to be at peace with God and self and neighbor which is as good as it gets.

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