“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Corinthians 13:11




Be joyful.

Grow to maturity.

Encourage each other.

Live in harmony and peace.

Then the God of love and peace will be with you.


– 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)






As Christians we are exhorted to be cheerful:

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phil 4:4)

Joy comes from our awareness of being children of God

and, therefore, of being in the hands of the One who knows everything

and who can do everything.


How can we be sad if we know that the Spirit is always right by our side.

It is He who encourages us,

who spurs us on to encourage and strengthen one another;

to love and care for each other;

to sow peace and joy through everything we say and do;

and to seek to live in full concord and peace.


If we think that this is a long shot for us,

we must remember that it was our Lord Jesus Christ who told us,

“You must be perfect – just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48)

And as we strive forward towards this perfection.

the God of love and peace will be with us.






"Live in peace,

and the God of love and peace will be with you,

for God is a God of love and a God of peace,

and in these He takes His delight.

It is love that will give you peace

and remove every evil from your church"


– St. John Chrysostom






Come, O God of love and peace,

make me good and fill me with Your joy!


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