Peace with God and our fellow human beings
is about finding our respite in Him
rather than taking it for ourselves.
It is about finding our acceptance in Him
rather than trying to win it from others.
And it is about receiving love from God first
so that we have love to give to others,
and so are not needy before them.
When we sin in our responses
to precious people who know us best
and thus have ammunition to hurt us most,
we can rest in the peace of the knowledge
that we are perfectly loved by the Lord
whose power can repair what we have broken
and what has been broken in us.
…for not by their own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm save them,
but your right hand and your arm,
and the light of your face,
for you delighted in them.
--from day 65