Peace-Fruit

Friday, 10 April 2009

by Silumesii Maboshe

I have been wrestling with the idea of “peace”. I am finding it an elusive concept to grasp. At the instant that I think I have a grasp of it, it slips, gently, out of reach.

For freelancers, right now might be a particularly trying time. The financial tumult provides a perfect excuse for all kinds of panic and unrest. Perhaps the excuse is too convenient.

I think the writer of Galatians talks about the Fruit of the Spirit because he knows that it is far from natural to us to not be affected by what is going on around us. Peace is about what is going on inside. Peace is about calm in the midst of the storm.

This is not as easy to live out as it is to think about. Who do you rely on in the midst of your storms?