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It’s been a while since I’ve seen a beauty pageant televised. Perhaps things like The Miss America Pageant are still broadcast somewhere, but they are not as prominent as the days of the big three networks. I wonder, if the pageants are still held, do some of the contestants still give strange answers in the question and answer session? I remember from watching years ago, that many of the answers seemed to be cliches. When asked how they would use their influence if they won, many of the contestants wanted to do something for world peace. An interesting question would have been to have the contestants define world peace, or just define peace.
How would you do with that question? Is peace simply the absence of war? Or is there more to it?
This week we will focus on peace, one of the items listed in the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22. Not only will we look at what it is, but we will also see a couple of the positive effects peace has in our lives.
The word used in the original language was used in a similar way we use the word peace today. It could refer to the absence of war, or to a state of being – you know, having a peaceful feeling. It was also used by early Christians for the lack of conflict between people. I hope your day is full of peace!
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