Peace, one and all…
When I was an undergraduate student at Lancaster University during the late nineties (in the History Department), I had the good fortune of visiting one of the most peaceful places on earth. It’s an out of the way church in the small seaside village of Heysham. The Church of St Peter’s in Heysham was probably founded in 1080 CE, although there is evidence of a church on the site going back to the 7th century. You can find out more about this interesting place, at this very interesting website.
As soon as I stepped across the threshold I knew I was in a very special place – a place of great spiritual peace and tranquility, as though God’s presence were made almost physically tangible.
That there are still such places in the world, in spite of all the current violence, is a sign of God’s great and overflowing mercy. May Allah bring peace to the people of Gaza and to the people of the whole world.