Today, we begin to learn the three levels of making peace: peace with the Creator, peace with one’s fellow human and peace with oneself. One cannot hope of attaining any semblance of inner peace without making peace on all these three levels.

People are surprised: “Peace with the Creator? That sounds weird!” Not at all; if folks would be honest with themselves, they’d see that they harbor all kinds of complaints against the Almighty. “Why did He make me sick?” “Why doesn’t He give me enough money?” “Why did He give me such an abusive spouse/boss/neighbor/etc.?” The list is long.

We learn today that in this world, the sweetness and the sting go together, why this is so, and how it’s all for the very best.

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