Week beginning: 19th October, 2014

By Brent Haywood | Edinburgh

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

John 14:27. John 14:27. (ESV)

Of late I have been wrestling with what it means to be a person of peace. I cannot be alone in this struggle, even the database of my law firm lists me as a 'contentious fee earner'; I'm sure it's nothing personal.

I was talking this week with a coll

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