I want the peace of God.
Don’t we all ultimately want the peace of God? “Ultimately” is the key word here because in the meantime we want all kinds of other stuff that we mistakenly think will make us happy. We have made idols out of all kinds of things: material objects, romantic love, power, status, adulation, ingestion of substances, etc.
After all the things of the ego world have failed to make us happy, we start to question our choices and what we value. Eventually, we come to realize that what we want more than anything is the peace of God and we want this for others as well.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, in the eleventh step, it is suggested that we seek to enhance our conscious contact with our Transcendent Source through prayer and mediation.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us on the search for the peace of God. This search is done not alone and individually but with others because we have learned that the way to God is all for one and one for all.
Today, it is suggested that we take a few moments or minutes throughout the day and consider what it is that we truly want, and experiment in meditation seeking where it is to be found. It is found in unconditional love for ourselves and others and all of God’s creation.