“It could be said, I think, that we all try to choose peace, but that many move further and further away from it by evasion of the struggles and necessary conflicts of the human journey. What the one on the way to hell chooses all the time is peace for himself; rejection of everybody else except his own ego… The point about peace is that the true peace does not come until one has accepted boundaries and conflict–to the bitter end. That’s what the whole Christian story is about. That’s what the cross is.”
–Helen M. Luke from “Letting Go: A Conversation with Helen M. Luke,” PARABOLA, Volume 10, Number 1: Wholeness
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Helen M. Luke was a Jungian counselor, writer, and frequent contributor to Parabola Magazine over the years.
Art Credit: Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (Danish, 1863 – 1958), “Sun Over Southern Mountains,” 1902