When the power of love overcomes the
Love of power the world will know peace’.
These eloquent sentiments expressed by
legendary American rock guitarist, Jimmi
Hendrix make the important connection
between love and peace, and mirror precisely
the words of Jesus in the Upper Room as He
bids farewell to His disciples. Having
appealed to His friends to love one another
Jesus now bequeaths to them the gift of peace.
Peace actually begins with love, and we find
peace when we live our lives through the lens
of love. The peace which Jesus offers is an
inner peace, knowing as He does that it is
‘peace within that makes beauty without’.
It is His gift, then, and it is only by opening
our hearts to Him that we can receive that
gift. A world without God can never know
peace. No God, no peace; know God, know
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