Peace, one and all…
‘For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly?’
(1 Corinthians 3:3)
These powerful words from the First Letter to the Corinthians remind us of a simple, profound truth: true oneness rules all things to peace; true oneness brings us into a harmony with each other and the world around us. Anger and jealousy are signs that our realisation of oneness is as yet incomplete. Moreover, being in oneness means being in justice, which Islamic tradition defines as the ability to put all things in their proper place. Anger and jealousy are signs that our particular community still needs work, especially in terms of sacred community, which seeks to move us beyond this world.