Maybe finding peace starts with how we define peace?

Google “peace” and you’ll get all sorts of images of euphoric people with their eyes closed or holding hands and singing Kumbaya. Those are all well and good, but they’re all… fragile. One fender bender, one late fee, or one argument is all it takes to turn all that calm into chaos.

But what Jesus says about peace doesn’t quite match up with those images. Like, at all. And so finding peace starts with redefining peace, entirely.

And when we do, we end up with a peace that isn’t so fragile.

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ever wonder how Jesus could be the
Prince of Peace if there’s so much war
we should talk about it hey everybody my
name is crisp Avila welcome to what
Jesus says about where Jesus speaks for
himself so you can respond for yourself
and don’t forget to hit subscribe so you
can stay up to date on what Jesus says
about topics important to you topics
like peace now before we talk about what
Jesus says about peace we need to talk
about what Jesus thought about when
Jesus thought about peace I think I said
that right in Hebrew which is one of the
languages Jesus spoke the word for peace
is this word Shalom and Shalom is not so
much like peace as in the absence of
conflict Shalom is peace as in like
wholeness or completeness so like if you
have a puzzle a jigsaw puzzle when it’s
all put together
that’s Shalom but a jigsaw puzzle
missing a piece that’s not Sloane or not
peace or whatever think about any time
in your life when you have conflict or
chaos with where you’re fighting with
somebody it’s not so much that there’s
the presence of conflict you don’t have
peace or Shalom because someone or
something is missing things are out of
place things aren’t as they should be
which means when you reconcile with
someone suddenly things are back to the
way they should be you have peace you
have Shalom what’s really interesting is
that in Jewish thought it’s not just
that we have not Shalom or a lack of
peace with people we also have not
Shalom or a lack of peace with God
because we rebelled against him and
things are not as they should be that
something is missing something is broken
and so we are people who are longing for
Shalom Shalom within ourselves Shalom
with people and Shalom with God so now
that we know what Jesus thought about
when Jesus thought about peace let’s
look at what Jesus actually says about
peace perhaps the most comforting
teaching on peace that Jesus gives to
you comes in the night where he’s
betrayed it’s just before his arrest and
his execution his followers all freaking
out and he tells them
guys-guys-guys-guys
everything I’ve taught you I’ve told you
these things so that in me you may have
peace in this world you will have
but take heart because I have overcome
the world and isn’t that interesting he
actually promises conflict
he promises turmoil and trouble in this
world you will have trouble what Jesus
is about to do his death and a cross and
what we would say is his resurrection
gives us peace with God with each other
and with the world even when we find
ourselves in conflict and in the midst
of war we can have peace I admit I wish
Jesus would promise no more Wars no more
conflict but instead he promises
something else he promises peace then
speaking of our last video if you
haven’t seen it yet you can look right
over here and see what Jesus says about
war also don’t forget to hit subscribe
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soon

Love does not judge. Except when it does.

It’s easy to say you never judge people but, when you think about it, you make judgment calls all the time. You judge whether to trust the car salesman. You judge whether to go on a date with someone. And when you love someone, you immediately begin making judgments about them.

Why?

Because you want what’s best for them. So if your child is destroying their hair or if your friend starts destroying their life, you’re going to try and help them. Because you love them. Which means you’ve judged their choices and decided to help.

That being said, judgment can also be a bad thing.

So what’s the difference? When should and when shouldn’t you judge someone? That’s where the words of Jesus can help you decide when it’s right and when it’s wrong to judge another person.

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hey everybody my name is crisp Avila and
welcome to what Jesus says about where
Jesus speaks for himself so you can
respond for yourself and don’t forget to
hit subscribe so you can stay up to date
on what Jesus says about topics
important to you now the closer we get
to Valentine’s Day the more you’ll see
like candy everywhere and you’ll hear
conversations about love and that’s why
we have conversation or if you couldn’t
by these last year’s so I bought them
this year are good but I don’t know how
to actually start a conversation with
these like it just says peace like know
how you start a conversation with that
delicious though chalky anyway since
we’re all about conversation here at
what Jesus says about I figured okay
what are people talking about people are
talking about love so what does Jesus
say about love do you think this would
be pretty straightforward just accept
people and all that kind of stuff but
actually when you look at what Jesus
says about love it kind of feels
unloving because according to Jesus love
is judgmental so I figured let’s do
another reaction video and have the
cameras rolling while we have Christians
and non-christians react to Jesus
teaching that love is judgmental and as
you’ll see what Jesus says is a much
better conversation starter than these
conversation hearts take a look and out
one of Jesus’s idea of love involved
this this idea of judgment and so here’s
here’s the teaching and do not judge or
you too will be judged so why do you
look at the speck of sawdust in your
brother’s eye and pay no attention to
the plank in your own eye first take the
plank out of your own eye then you will
see clearly to remove the speck from
your brother’s hi do you guys think the
message here is it’s okay to judge or is
the message don’t judge that’s not how I
want to be I don’t want to be judgmental
and when I feel other people judging me
it doesn’t make me feel good so first I
have to start with myself that’s that’s
the message that I get it if you’re
really going to help somebody else and I
think he even says like you know you’re
gonna be judged by the same criteria
you’re judged on right so it’s like
you’re cool with being judged by your
own criteria
then I think yeah then you hold somebody
to that standard I think a lot of this
is people just have no emotional
intelligence or understand enough about
themselves so if you don’t understand
you it’s very easy to have somebody else
on the outside telling you what’s wrong
with you and can a Christian make a
judgment call on somebody who doesn’t
follow Jesus I don’t think that they can
they’re not walking the same path that
the Christian is I don’t think so no
just based on strictly on what Jesus
says here is like no do you not judge or
you too will be judged like that’s the
first thing he says I mean he talks
about your brothers I think he’s
speaking to people of faith so when you
felt judged as a single mother by the
Christian Church you didn’t walk away
from Jesus what kept you following Jesus
in spite of how his followers the
churches and everything in the church is
full of sinners and hypocrites and
that’s you know that’s what people fail
to realize is the church is not God and
so yeah you might be in a church that is
not doing things correctly or the way
that Jesus would want them because
they’re human and you have to forgive
them too but your relationship with
Jesus is so much more than that so it
doesn’t matter what people of the church
tell you because they have things in
their own life too
it depends it matters what your
relationship with Jesus looks like but
I’ve always understood Jesus to be like
you know love thy neighbor which i think
is great like love thy neighbor and but
but wouldn’t this be wouldn’t an aspect
of love going back to there now if you
have a parent being there’s a time where
you have to make a judgment call right
so I think the temptu the difficulty is
for a Christian to know how do I love my
neighbor when they’re not following the
same set of rules I think a lot of times
when we talk about these stories and
kind of the words of Jesus is
interpreted in a very
absolute way in a very black-and-white
way and I think to the point of
relationships that is fundamentally and
if the the hidden variable and all that
so when I speak to a person that’s
addicted that’s that’s living on the
street or that may be living in a
shelter and they said what man you ain’t
never been in my shoe yeah I append in
your shoes and I was in for a very long
time a period in my life while I was
living on the street I had addictions
you know I’m saying when I when I was
years away from my family you know and
I’ve been in those shoes and when people
heard that you know I’m saying now it’s
like okay what do you have the sights on
me now so as you can see it’s a very
multi-layered and deep conversation and
I think I think ultimately what Jesus is
saying is that when you’re in a
relationship with someone you have to
make judgment calls about what’s best
for them because you love them and
that’s where the tension is but that’s
what I think what about you how do you
respond to what Jesus says about love
that love is judgmental how do you
respond to the conversation I’d love to
hear your thoughts to just leave a
comment below and also I’ve got a
playlist over here of some other
reaction videos you guys go ahead and
take a look at that I’m gonna have
another chalky roll Wade Hart here and
we’ll see you soon
whoo that hurt my teeth oh look this one
starts a conversation it says call me Oh
banana I don’t like the banana

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