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“In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.” – St. John of the Cross


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John 14:27

Jesus said to his followers, “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.”


Jesus offers the peace beyond all understanding as St. Paul would later call it in Philippians 4:7.

In today’s scripture verse, Jesus is offering peace to his followers at the Last Supper as his death loomed, and later he again offered it when he appeared to them following the resurrection (John 20:21).

Jesus offers a peace that transcends this world and all its struggles.

It transcends time and space.

He told us how to access this peace at any time.

Jesus called this deep experience of peace the kingdom of God.

He said that this realm of spacious peace and contentment is within you (Luke 17:21).

Even amid the storms of life, you can turn inward and experience this peace.

Some type of meditation practice such as Centering Prayer is helpful in nurturing this experience.

But it’s always present when you are present, whenever you are truly here, truly paying attention to what is.

This is the experience of the “I Am” as God self-identified in the book of Exodus, the is-ness of now.

This is sometimes called the Christ Consciousness, when you are aware of your connection to everything.

Breathe deeply.

Experience the peace beyond all understanding.


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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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