Sunday, December 24, 2006

Prayer for Peace



Today's Headlines

Drunken driver takes five lives
Sanctions on Iran
A baby dies, a mother cries
another government ban.

Higher bills to heat the house
A child left in the street
A new class war, man killed a whore,
There's not enough to eat.

The union strikes, a man's on fire
Thoughts on the Middle East
Shooting victims, drug addictions
birth of the Prince of Peace.
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Today we begin our celebrations of the birth of the lord we call The Prince of Peace.

One day without pain, suffering, heartache. It seems like not much to ask, that for only a day the toils and troubles cease, that we all have respite from the suffering.

All around us, we have every indication of a world gone mad, of things fatally and painfully wrong. Who among us can read the paper without flinching?

It seems to me that peace must start within each of us, within our own souls. We alone can find the solitude and quiet we must nurture within, for hearts at peace do not find ways to force suffering upon others.

If we tend to our own lives first, care for our selves, then our ability to reach out to others manifests into a greater good. We can extend love and help someone else find the way, once we have the way found ourselves.

My prayer for peace is for peace within us all, so that we may all rest and be quiet.

God Bless and Amen.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful post. It is thoughtful and well-written. I have posted a link to this and your peace pics on my site today. Merry Christmas and peace to you and your family.

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  2. This post touched my heart (and my mom's). Peace be with you!

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  3. I love your thoughts on Peace...from one gal to another...
    May you and yours have a very Merry and love filled Christmas!!
    :-D

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  4. What a wonderful post, and so true. Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday season.

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  5. Amen indeed. I'll pray that your prayer is answered.

    Hope your holiday was beautiful one.........

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  6. Merry (belated) Christmas to you and yours! May your 2007 be filled with happiness and blessings galore =)

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