Jesus said “my peace I give to you.”
John 14 v 27
For Christians Jesus is the source of peace. In the book of Isaiah He is described as the “Prince of Peace.” Peace does not simply mean an absence of turmoil or war but it is a deep, long lasting peace that God gives that is not dependent on circumstances. “I leave you peace. My peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled. Don’t be afraid. John 14 v 27. The Hebrew term for peace, ‘shalom’ includes ideas of healing and health, wholeness and well-being. It means harmony, stability and security within a community. It refers to relationships based on truth and righteousness, where people flourish because they are nurtured. The Christian message is called the ’gospel of peace’ and peace is one of the ‘fruits of the Spirit’. Jesus blesses those who are ‘peacemakers’ and calls them ‘sons of God’. At All Saints we seek to be peacemakers, to live in harmony with each other and our community. Through our well-being strategies we encourage the children to know peace for themselves and to share that peace with others.