Bad peace

Grace_wordleAs I watch the world around me I can’t help but think how blessed Diane, Josh and my family are today. In the landscape of the horrible Paris attacks by ISIS it is almost impossible to wrap your head around 128 people dead in your city.

We were out last night for dinner with friends.  The thought of being in a restaurant that begins to blow up is hard to imagine. Imagine sitting in a concert or football game and bombs are exploring overhead while people are dying on the ground. The hate and hostility are so difficult to understand. We can’t help but wonder sometimes if the  cause of the fighting has been forgotten becoming part of international culture.

The one thing I know today is that my family, friends and I are blessed.

While we find comfort in the grace of God, let us think about those in other lands as they all desire peace.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “There is never good war, only bad peace.”

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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