Do you know any calm people ?
You will know them because you feel calm when you are around them.
Calmness, or inner peace, is a quality that radiates to others, and comforts them.
I was sitting by the harbour yesterday, enjoying the reflections in the exceptionally calm water.
I was thinking about the calm people in my life, and the qualities that they have in common. Here are some of their characteristics:
- they live in the moment. This is the calmest place to be.
- they are excellent listeners, and do not interrupt
- they rarely seem to be in a hurry
- they move, and speak, relatively slowly
- their voices are soothing, and not loud
- they are optimistic and encouraging
- they do not complain, and do not discuss negative topics
- they don’t gossip about others
- they have a great sense of humour, and laugh easily
- they are flexible, and can ‘go with the flow.’
The friends and family members I know who are genuinely calm, and possess inner peace, are those who stay focused on Christ.
Christianity is a religion based on relationship. We serve and worship a loving God, who desires a personal friendship with each one of us, through Jesus.
Jesus, the Prince of Peace, offers us a deep inner peace, and a confidence, and calm, that the world cannot give.
He asks that we trust him, and that we obey him.
As we see how he is with us through every circumstance in life, and how he provides for us so miraculously, our faith grows stronger, and our sense of calm grows. The Lord is indeed with us always (Matthew 28:20)
Let us ask for the grace to share the peace of Christ with others.