“Peace!” the angel announced. But peace is as much task as gift. Only if
we become calm as earth, fluid as water, and blazing as fire will we be able
to rise to the task of peacemaking, and the air will stir with the rush
of wings of angels arriving to help us. This is why I wish you that great
inner stillness which alone allows us to speak, even today, without irony,
of “peace on earth” and, without despair, to work for it.
Bro. David Steindl-Rast, OSB