This became a new prayer for me last night when under some stress from various directions: A new reminder that peace isn't always passive or easy and yet the work must itself lead to peace:
justice and peace kiss.
We have to run into peace.
What is born of God
and runs into peace.
The person who runs and runs,
continually running toward peace,
is a heavenly person.
Even the heavens
are continually running
and in their running
are seeking peace.
The fullest work
that God ever worked
in any creature is compassion.
Whatever God does,
the first outburst is always compassion.
The highest work that God ever works is compassion.
from Meister Eckhart via translation work by Matthew Fox in the centering book:
"Meditations with Meister Eckhart" pp 108 & 109 The front of the book has this Eckhart quote: "The path is beautiful and pleasant and joyful and familiar"
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