Peace is not merely the absence of strife or war. Peace is more than that; peace is that which nothing can disturb —no, not even "wars and rumours of wars." Peace is not dependent on material conditions or upon the acts of mortals; it is forever the same, namely, a quality or state of the one Mind, or God. Peace is not something to be created or produced; rather is it that which already exists, to be discerned and demonstrated.

The right understanding of God brings to light the peace that passes understanding. During the last precious moments in Gethsemane before his betrayal and crucifixion, our great Master, who had a perfect understanding of God, spoke these comforting words to his distressed disciples: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." To him, peace was not something which the world could give or take away; it was the Christ-gift, the rightful possession of all the sons and daughters of God. This peace is available to all, here and now, no matter how disturbing the present may seem to be.

God Has Provided
March 2, 1940

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