Peace Of The Lord Be With You: And With You Also
I just like to say to people; Peace be with you.
Recently some sects changed this. Amazing!!
Peace be with you is just a nice concept. Why wouldn't we wish another person peace? And with you also is just a great response. Just think if we lived our lives that way. wanting peace for others and giving of ourselves so that others have peace. What a wonderful world that would be. Here is a great thing to do. Wish yourself peace. Just say it to yourself: "Peace be with me". I promise it will not hurt one bit and may even lighten your load.
I love my Lord. I hope you have one. Recovering drunks say you can have a doorknob as your higher power. Whatever works. I am cool with dat! Scientists bow to accepted principals, laws and truths. Lawyers like written man made laws. Young girls like amour. And young boys praise balls from foot to baseball to basketball.
Recently some group said that when you wish peace the response should no longer "and with you also". I suppose they want a long version like this: "may the peace of the lord be upon you-- and may the spirit be with you as a response. Whatever!.
I just like to see people do cool things, this is pretty
So I say to people: Peace be upon you.
Angry people do not like it much. Religious Christians want me to say "the peace of the Lord". That is really funny. I just want to give you some of what I got.
If people pay me money they say I am brilliant. If people win from my direction I am a hero. If people have problems and when I am done they do not I am a savior.
Family just calls me weird with a twist of dementia. Home town just rejects me. My people look for errors in my ways. And doctors say I am in need of help.
I just have peace. It does not set well with all. And when there is not peace I am anxious and overbearing and a stumbling block to people who want there to not be peace.
I am using the me here to mean us. If you are reading this you get it. It is not us against the world but us for it, and that upsets apple carts.
I like the idea that strangers are the best receptors of kindness. Do not get me wrong I love my people, I think they love me or else why have me. But I sat down at a park bench the other day, with a fun man in an army coat in 104 degrees. What he heck was he wearing a coat for? Simple: the coat brought him peace of mind. All his stuff was in it.
Of course I gave him my peace. And damn well of course he returned the favor. "and with you also". More cool word have never been spoke.
If peace bothers you I am sorry
About a year ago I got real irritated. 3 times in one afternoon I paid someone to do something they were paid to do and said thank you. The response was "no problem". What in the heck -- NO PROBLEMS??? People actually said that? How stinking rude. My thank you was polite. No problem suggests that I burdened them and that is just wrong. Wrong on so many levels.
So I discussed it with myself and decided it was a weird twitter thing or hip slang and did not mean a thing. And I decided that I was looking them in the eye and giving them my money and I should not feel a problem with that for a simple gas fill up.
So I decided the only proper response was Peace Be with You. Now the guy at my 7 eleven says peace be with you. The bank teller says peace be with you. And my grocer says peace be with you.
I am starting to hear peace be with you instead of "no problem" when I do my errands.
I got called "Hey peace brother" by a homeless guy who is in a coffee clash I drop money off at on the corner market. You know homeless guys really like a hot cup of coffee. Maybe it brings them some peace, but I like to get it for them. Maybe they like when I say Peace be With You.
Pacific Ocean - meaning peaceful.
like I say I am a sucker for cool happy, shucks I reckon I am cool happy
So I will wrap it up, these meanderings of an old man.
I do figure this piece probably gave me more peace than you. Sometimes I just write and it ain't right. But sometimes there is a crawling heart that hears one word I say and it lifts them up to know there is a worse slob out here than them. Mano-O-Mano I hope you are doing better than me. But that might be impossible as I have not met that person yet. It is just a state of sending out more peace than I have.
But if we sat around comparing I reckon you have more reason than me to have peace for I deal in the outskirts of town where values are loose and honesty rare and needs are great.
Peace be upon all of you this day.
Live in peace and do not steal.
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