Peace and love at this special time
I WRITE to wish all the staff at Peterborough Evening Telegraph and all your readers a very happy Christmas and season’s greetings.
I further write to share the following message of Christmas, sent by a friend, which I find inspiring and stimulating:
“What makes Christmas holy are two important qualities at the heart of the human soul: Peace and Love. Christ, the Prince of Peace, was sent to the world when things were off-track, when humanity was lost in chaos and darkness.
“While people could follow those elevated teachings, it was a great help to humanity, but now we are lost again and we need to rekindle the message of peace.
“For this, firstly we need to find peace within ourselves.
“The second main aspect in the Christmas story is love. God wants the balance of love and law in our world. Moses brought the Ten Commandments which provide a foundation for an elevated life and Christ’s message reminds us of the depth of the experience of God’s love. We express this love by caring, sharing and giving at Christmas time.
We can think of Peace and Love in By John Elson three ways:
“Firstly, as two essential, natural qualities of the soul, and so this Christmas let us practise cultivating them.
“Peace and love are also a code of conduct; they are our natural state of being, so, no matter what is happening around us, let us maintain those qualities consistently within.
“Finally, we can experience both peace and love as a power that we can generate and use to help us make the changes we want to see in ourselves.”
Experiencing love as a power for the self can heal the past and present wounds that we carry with us. We can experience this by accepting and sharing God’s love. There is no greater gift we can give ourselves and others this Christmas.
Let us absorb this energizing principle of Peace and Love in our daily life and “Be the change we want to see.”
HARMESH LAKHANPAUL OBE Ledbury Road, Peterborough.