This is the season for shopping for gifts and buying trees and decorating homes and offices. It's a time of festive parties and celebrations, a time to be absorbed in the crowds in stores, shopping malls and the streets of our city. In the midst of all the outer sounds and sights, let's remember to pause a moment, relax, let go of all our agendas, rest in our hearts and let ourselves feel the Peace at the center of our being. This Peace at the center is the Peace of God; it is always here. We can return to this Peace again and again during this time of busy, joyous activity.