There’s a lot of mental turmoil in the world today. With thousands of protestors taking to the streets protesting racism. Rioting at times. Anger and hatred being thrown around on the airwaves with abandon. It might be tempting to start feeling turmoil within oneself when witnessing it all. But we can be a healing influence instead. We can protest for Truth and Love having a hold on humanity’s thought, rather than letting turmoil take over our thought and make us feel helpless.
People protesting in the street are usually looking for answers and solutions that improve society. Those answers come from the Mind of Love that all people share as children of God. As we pray for the Mind of God to prevail in public discussions and private conversations, answers will sooner appear and that reform society for the better.
When faced with a violent storm, Jesus Christ commanded, “Peace, be still,” (Mark 4:39), and the storm stopped.
People of faith can do the same today to the storms of anger, resentment and prejudice circulating in public consciousness. Rather than becoming a part of the turmoil, we can be promoters of sound, sane, thoughtful, and peaceful discussion that allows answers to surface that make a difference.
Turmoil may signal a need for change. But let’s not get stuck in the turmoil. Let there be peace so the voice of wisdom can be heard! This healing peace starts with you and me, and it comes from the one God of Love we all have in common.
“May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!” (Psalm 29:11, NRSV)