2018. április 2., hétfő
"But Jesus Held His Peace"
"And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60 and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two, 61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the [ac]temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62 And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 63 But Jesus held his peace."
Matthew 26: 57-63
American Standard Version
Peace of mind is an essential factor in our life.
Bear in mind that a lot of people and circumstances will try and take it away from you. It is more so when you set your sights high – and even higher.
Jesus could hold his peace, could keep his peace of mind in a dire situation.
His own people wanted to kill him, make him a victim. They used every conceivable and unconceivable tool at their disposal to reach their goal. For instance making other people, in this case, Pilate, do the dirty work for them. And did they succeed in this "endeavour"!
"But Jesus held his peace."
You might not face such a catastrophic situation but still, everyday problems have a tendency to try to destroy our peace of mind.
It is okay to lose your temper from time to time. It is okay to lose your motivation from time to time.
It is okay to feel desperate and helpless from time to time.
After all, we are humans.
When you slip, forgive yourself. Don't be so hard on yourself.
And then think of these instances as part of the learning process.
Think about your peace of mind. Your peace of mind is yours. That core that is yours.
That core that helps you through good and bad times, too. Make your today and tomorrow great!
And then, as Scarlett O'Hara says in Gone With the Wind:
"Tomorrow is another day."