Compassion Calls

Beneath the turbulent waves is an infinite ocean of tranquility.

(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

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Jesus was a channeler of peace.

He did not respond to hate with hate or to violence with violence.

Jesus responded with truth but also compassion and forgiveness.

He didn’t just talk about peace.

He didn’t offer peace with strings attached as people in this world might.

Jesus was a living sign of peace that dispelled all fear.

He knew that a deep peace was available at all times even in the middle of stressful situations.

As he told the Pharisees, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you (Luke 17:20-21).”

Or as it is sometimes translated, “The kingdom of God is within you.”

St. Paul experienced this all-pervading-peace.

He said we should have no anxiety at all. “Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

This inner peace is available now.

If you are a Christian…then you are meant to root yourself in this interior peace and then be it.

Be a peace-makerno matter the cost.

Let us begin now.

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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