There is an email going around that warns us that a very powerful virus is spreading in epidemic proportions. The virus is called “Inner Peace.” It says that the symptoms of inner peace could pose a serious threat to what has, up until now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world. Here are the signs and the symptoms of inner peace:
+ A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
+ An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
+ A loss of interest in judging other people.
+ A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
+ A loss of interest in conflict.
+ A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
+ Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
+ Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
+ Frequent attacks of smiling.
+ An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
+ An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
From Sharon Moon
The Risen Jesus said again and again: “Peace be with you!” (John 20:21)