Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I Shoulda' Asked for World Peace

When I wrote my
I realized I shouldn't have been so selfish.
I shoulda' been more civic, patriotic and internationally minded and asked for
something more pageant-girlish like

World Peace.

But to be honest, I'm a realist, and still a bit selfish.
I'd be happy to settle for peace on a much smaller scale,
peace in my small world,
my home.
The commodity sought for by generations of parents who
bark, yell, whine, and fuss for
"Peace and Quiet."

Of course, most of the time we never ask
peacefully or quietly,
but it's still in our scope of powers to demand it.

We need it.
Hey, 'member in the Olden Days when we were asked to mind
our P's and Q's?
Do you think they were talking about Peace and Quiet?
Like, mind your own business to bring about
Peace and Quiet?

Just wonderin'.

back to the Peace I desire.

I'd be happy to hear the bathroom door shut
without anyone else pounding on the door and hollering,
"Let me in! It's my turn!"

I'd like all annoying bodily noises and the retaliating
noises and punches to be eliminated
in the name of peace.

I'd like to end the wars over
who ate the last cookie,
who didn't flush the toilet,
who borrowed shoes without asking,
whose turn it is to do dishes,
which movie to watch,
who should take out the trash,
where is the remote,
who didn't put away the movies in the right cases,
and who changed the smell in the air.

When I ask someone to do the dishes or clean a bathroom,
I'd love my kids to know
resistence is futile
and respond,
"Yes, Mother, I'd love to!"

So, what's the secret to that peace?

Think of a Sunday School classroom
filled with young, fidgeting children.
When the teacher asks a question, 9 out of 10 times
the kids can answer "Jesus" and be correct.

It's no different for us big kids, didja' know that?


First, Jesus helps us make peace with the God of Heaven.
 Romans 5:1
"Having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Then, Jesus helps us make peace with others.
Romans 12:18
If it is possible,

as much as depends on you,
live peaceably with all men.

It doesn't promise peace,
because there are two sides that have to be willing.
But, peace is a goal we seek with the help of the
Lord Jesus Christ.

World peace
will never happen until the Millennial Reign.

But, if I can remember to answer with
and not
I'll be a step closer to that
Peace and Quiet
I crave.

So, don't mind me,
I'm over here,
minding my
P's and Q's.


  1. Oh, I forgot to ask for world peace also! Next year, i guess... I am still laughing about your comments on my blog! What if my calves are big? I'm an exercising lady, and I have an overdeveloped gastric nemis. neverthless--I'm willing to go on a shopping trip with you--(see my comment on my blog). World peace, eh? How about closet peace? fashion peace.

  2. Mindy, you ROCK!

    Someone promised me I could go potty alone one day. That someone should be shot....while on the potty. (With a nerf gun of course!)


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