‘Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace by all means. The Lord be with you all.’ Second Thessalonians 3:16
In this time of national tragedy in Las Vegas, the ongoing damage from flood waters in the U.S.Virgin Islands, and our beautiful island of Puerto Rico, our wonderful states of Texas and Florida as they continue to recover; there are also natural disasters and unrest around the world. When we observe these tragedies, it is human nature to feel a heightened sense of confusion and helplessness. It is important to find peaceful sanctuary in your faith, the verse from II Thessalonians has been a comforting companion for me, so often. I hope you will share your affirmations with me during these difficult days.
I also find peaceful sanctuary in nature, the roses have been uplifting and glorious. I find peaceful sanctuary in beautiful communal spaces, like St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans where we visited last week.
Acts of kindness no matter how small go a long way. When we extend understanding to one another, light a candle or two, share a meal, find language to calm and soothe others- we can stave off feelings of personal helplessness.
Here in this small public space we call Camellia’s Cottage -we believe in offering peaceful sanctuary whenever we can- a place of peace from the world’s upheaval.
- We believe in promoting goodwill
- We believe in community
- We believe in the power of comfort food
- We believe in lifting spirits whether by the old wise ways or gentle wit and
- We believe in the strength of human kindness and the power of genuine prayer.
I hope you agree, it is important to find and offer peaceful sanctuary by all means humanly possible wherever you are.
Love y’all, Camellia
- verse from KJV of the Bible
- *photograph obviously taken by me in St. Louis Cathedral, on Jackson Square in New Orleans, Louisiana