Peace is the most natural asset and desire of human nature and nurture. Nothing satisfies our life essence more. Mental calm, serenity and freedom from disturbance with quiet and tranquility are heaven on earth, and heaven in us earthen vessels of clay. The spirit incarnated in our body temples desire and design peace when we allow it. Peace is more of a devotion than an emotion. Peace is a life source and a life force—activated in and as our enlightened Self and Soul.
Peace comes in many forms
To be at peace is to be free from anxiety or distress, indeed in a state of friendliness with or toward the self and others.
To hold one’s peace is to remain silent, not confrontative or non-combative about something.
To keep the peace is to refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order. Peace officers (police) play a crucial role in keeping the peace.
To make peace (or one’s peace) is to re-establish friendly relations; become reconciled, first with yourself and then to others.
Here at All Souls we profess to be peace agents, and brokers when necessary, while being responsible to notice the things that prevent or impede peace in our character, church, country or culture. Join me at All Souls, along with your All Souls family, as we work and walk toward this amazing reality in our consciousness and spiritual community.
Join us at All Souls on every Sunday in December, 2018 to explore the theme of Peace with our members, ministers, and friends. Carlton preached on the theme of Gratitude for November. Watch all of his past All Souls sermons on the All Souls YouTube channel.
All Souls is a place for healing and hope. Though our ministry and programs, this is a place for you to invest in yourself, find care and support, without assumption or judgement. Please join us together in community and covenant, in-person or online.
Live stream services are at 10:00 a.m. CST for our Traditional service or the 11:30 a.m. CST Contemporary service.
Listen to all our services, including The Point, our Humanist Hour (Sundays at 11:30 a.m. during the church year) on our weekly podcast, too.
Carlton Pearson preaches regularly in the All Souls Contemporary service, Sunday’s at 11:30 a.m., and occasionally in the Traditional service, Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m.
Read more from Carlton Pearson in our 4-part series, Four Perspectives Becoming One.
Carlton Pearson’s Experimenting to Find our Symphony
Cassandra Austin’s Coming Home from War
Jane Newman’s Reflections on a Journey
Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar’s Opening Doors for a new Home
Read more about Pearson and All Souls in the UU World article, The Gospel of Inclusion: A black Pentecostal bishop embraces Universalism, befriends a Unitarian minister, and shakes up the largest congregation in the UUA.
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