Musing on God's "PEACE"

What is "peace"? I believe it was Saint Augustine who described peace as tranquillitatis ordinis - "the tranquility of order." A run of the mill dictionary defines tranquility these days as "freedom from agitation or disturbance" and order as "the rule of law or proper authority." Perhaps, then, my working definition of peace should be something like: "The freedom of dwelling in the state of accordance with God's design and will." Even more simply: "Joyfully living as I was made to live." When am I agitated, disturbed, frustrated, angry, or lacking peace? Precisely when I am not living in this state. And I cannot rightly accuse God or the devil or anyone else of pushing me into such a misera

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