I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there. — Mother Theresa (1910-1997)
It seems everywhere one turns there are more and more reports emerging about acts of violence, aggression, terrorism, discrimination and mayhem. It is hard not to become immersed in that fear laden energy. Now, more than ever, it is even more crucial that we focus our prayers on its very opposite :
In the midst of darkness, let there be Light
May grief burdened hearts be soothed
May those who have suffered tragedy and loss
be protected, comforted and enfolded
in the everlasting arms of Unconditional Love.
May the guiding principles for prevailing justice
be Heart-centred and
honour, support and respect
the universal values of peace, freedom, dignity,
responsibility and co-operation.
May all nations, all cultures, all races, all religions
and transform the world
into one that is founded on
Love, Peace and Harmony.
So be it. Amen.
I leave you with thoughts about peace by some of our most influential world leaders:
The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world— Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings — John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it – Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969)
And last, but not least, this –
© Raili Tanska of Soul Gifts – may peace be with you this day and every day.