“For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.” So says St. Paul (I Corinthians 14:33). The whole world has been living through some confusing times: the COVID-19 pandemic, the assault on the Capitol and conflicting messages from those in power around the world. St. Paul calls us to consider where God is during these unsettling times and reassures us that God is the God of peace, a God whose voice is heard in the still, small moments of our life. Wherever we see confusion reign, we can be sure that this is not where God is to be found. So where is God in today’s world? Identify the times or places in your life that fill your soul with peace. Who are the people whose simple presence brings a sense of calm and stability? It’s here that the God of peace dwells and is waiting for us to dwell too.
By Karen Rose, OSB