Led Back in Peace

February 24th, 2016 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

In Isaiah 55 we read “For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song.” Long before The Sound of Music, Isaiah knew “the hills are alive with the sound of pathwaymusic.” Going for a long walk in Oak Openings, I feel excited at the prospect of what I might see. This past weekend’s unseasonably warm weather brought humans out of hibernation, filling the paths with families of wide-eyed children. Completing the red trail, I felt the peace accompanying these minutes when my mind had only the focus of watching the path. A focused mindlessness that would lead later to meditation. George Herbert was right: “Where there is peace, God is.”

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