15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
-There is a term in our culture that may not be commonly named, but still is commonly employed; a grudging peace. It is the idea that you put aside differences and forge a peace even when you don’t really want to. The Lord expects a much higher standard from us and as with all things in scripture, we are told not to just do something, but to do it gladly. Consider today’s verse of scripture; we are told to let God’s peace rule in our lives but that’s not all, we are also told to be thankful. It’s not enough to just “get along” with someone for we are called to be grateful for peace; and you can’t truly be thankful for something you don’t really want.