Peace And Harmony In A Pond


Peace. Quiet. Serenity. And harmony. There is nothing to change or to fix to make this scene even more perfect. The lotus follows the laws of nature and it blossoms in glorious beauty. The frog need not toil nor labor but is just there and it finds a perfect home. In God’s perfect time, everything unfolds and is fulfilled.

Man and his free will. He can choose to abide by the rules or not. There is observance of the law and there is fulfillment of the law. Observance of the law brings about justice and righteousness. It is the necessary condition for peace and harmony in a society. But it is love, forgiveness and compassion that brings about the fulfillment of the law.

Anger and hatred may often drive people to do harm to or even kill their fellowmen. The law is there to make sure that such harm or murder does not come to pass. But with love and forgiveness, the law is fulfilled in that no harm is done nor a murder happen to others because of anger and hatred.

Lust and covetousness may drive people to commit adultery. There are laws to deter people from engaging in such extra-marital sex. But with love and fidelity, the law is fulfilled that committed couples honor their vows and remain faithful to their pledge of love.

Envy, greed and pride may often drive people to bear false witness against others or to destroy their good name and reputation. There are laws against perjury and telling lies under oath. But with love and compassion, people will honor the value and worth of every person and protect their life and reputation.

“Lord, may I live my life so that your Word may be fulfilled in me.”

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.
Matthew 5:17-20

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