Monday, 3 April 2017

AROUND THE YEAR WITH EMMET FOX #essentialsofrecovery


Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of god
(Matthew 5:9).

To the casual reader this Beatitude might sound like a mere conventional
religious generalization, even a sententious platitude. Here we receive an
invaluable practical lesson in the art of prayer—and prayer is our only means
of returning to communion with God. As a matter of fact, prayer is the only
real action in the full sense of the word, because prayer is the only thing that
changes one’s character. when such a change takes place, you become a different
person and, therefore, for the rest of your life you act in a different way. If
you should get a very strong realization of the Presence of God with you, it
would make a very great and dramatic change in your character, so that, in the
twinkling of an eye, your outlook, your habits, your whole life would completely
change. Many such cases are on record, including cases of what used to be
called “conversion.” Because the change is radical, Jesus refers to it as being
“born again.”

The great essential for success in obtaining that sense of the Presence of God
is that we first attain some degree of true peace of mind.

© 1931 by Emmet Fox 
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