The unexpected gifts through being at peace with God

Getting along with the people in our world is directly related to two essential traits.

The first, knowing and liking who I am, is absolutely essential if I am to relate genuinely to the people I know and meet. If I don’t like myself, how can I expect others to?

Having at least some relationship skills, undoubtedly ranks second.

But neither of these is much use, if I leave out the most important requirement of all… the need to be at peace with God.

Some might think that a rather odd thing, especially if they have lots of friends and don’t believe in God.

Why do we need to be at peace with God?

The reason might surprise you.

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First impressions can be misleading

A well-known Roman Philosopher had divorced his wife, and the talk around town was divided.

One day, he was standing in the market when he overheard a conversation going on behind him.  “Wasn’t she beautiful? Wasn’t she chaste?”

He turned around, took of his shoe and said, “Look at my sandal. Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it well made? But who amongst you can tell me where it pinches me?”

I often think of that reply and how easy it is for all of us to quickly make judgements based on what we see and think we know.

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