Seeking Peace Together: Peace of Heart and Mind

REMINDER: Daylight Savings ends this Sunday, set clocks back one hour.

This autumn, our worship follows our Church School curriculum, Seeking Peace Together. We are learning in worship alongside the youngest members of our community.

What do you spend most of your time thinking about? When you wake up in the morning? When you go to bed? As you go throughout your day, what thoughts hang out the most in your head?

 

In short, what preoccupies your mind?

 

In the closing of his letter to the early Christians in Philippi (in northeastern Greece), Paul encouraged the faithful to keep their hearts and minds centered on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, anything excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:4-9).

 

As we discussed on Sunday, October 22, keeping your mind peaceful, centered, calm and grounded takes effort. It is not automatic. It’s an ongoing commitment, like flossing and brushing your teeth, washing your clothes, eating well, exercising.

 

This coming Sunday, we’ll reflect on how we can bring to mind more often the things that are true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent and praiseworthy. We will also commemorate All Saints Day (November 1) by remembering together the saints who have touched our lives, people who have blessed and inspired our souls.

 

In faith,
Kent

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