STOP AND THINK – If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. (John Lennon, British musician and founding member of the Beatles, popular 20th century band)

Sounds like something Thomas Jefferson (quoted yesterday) might agree with. It’s another evidence that material possessions ought not to have the top priority in our value system. Lennon’s statement may be a bit naïve because peace is more than just stopping wars and riots. Lasting peace must have a spiritual dimension beyond mere human aspiration.

Jesus: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)