Sunday, December 07, 2008


The second candle of the Advent Wreath signifies Peace.

Pronunciation: ‚p‡s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English pees, from Old French pais, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree

Date: 12th century


1 : a state of tranquility or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom ²a breach of the peace³

2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3 : harmony in personal relations

4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

5 — used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell



  1. Peace to you dear Reverend

    Thank you for all the light you bring,


  2. Thankyou for the definition of Peace Nick. Sometimes we need reminding because it seems so elusive. x

  3. My daughter watched with me, she said:

    "The animals civilized the war helmets."

    May we find Peace, soon.
    Thank you, Nick.

  4. That is a wonderful video. Thank you.

    Peace to the world, to you, and of course to Alex.

  5. I think I shall use it interjectionally with my bloody Government...

  6. Wonderful post. I love the cartoon. They captured the look, feel, and sound of the old cartoons. But we know they'd never have told this story back then.


  7. I'm with Squirl on the video. It's a lovely story.

    Peace, Saintly Nick!

  8. Thanks for the video.

    Peace to you, Nick.

    I find much peace in knowing that there are so many people, like you, who have a vision of kindness, compassion and the end of war. May we realize that vision before we kill the last prairie dog, bird of prey, or human.

  9. Wow. I never stopped to think that it had all those meanings.

    Hm. A new cartoon that's supposed to look old? Now I'm intrigued! I wonder why it's not loading?

  10. Wait, no.. I saw it, and it's definitely 1939! This was just after the beginning of World War II! Say, wasn't Hitler a vegetarian? (Look at the flags.)

  11. Nick, Peace on Earth and good will towards men. Great post and video. Thank you so much. Blessings to you.

  12. Thank you, sir, for the meaningful post.