Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem - Praying for Peace



Sixty-three years ago, Operation Overlord took place. The Battle of Normandy began as Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy, France hoping to allay the evil of Hitler's regime.

Now, with the members of that generation dying and giving way to the younger set, the lessons learned in the 20th century apparently need to be taught all over again.

The world is fraught with war, turmoil, personal indignities, violence, hatred, racism, hunger, poverty, and such a multitude of evils that one can scarcely recount them all.

Peace means more than just dropping guns. It means loving one another, caring for one another, and working together as a society to cure the injustices of the world. It means realizing the importance of each individual, each mind, each heart and extending hands in hopes of healing and comforting.

These days such efforts seem far and few between. This is a time of celebrity culture, when headlines are made by spoiled brats entering jail cells, not children being beaten or starved. How easy it is to forget things are not right in everyone's world when you're doing okay and ignoring the important stories on the inside of the newspapers.

My hope is that everyone stops for just a brief moment today and looks around. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for what you have and offer a prayer of help for the person you know who needs it most. Maybe today is the day we all reach out a hand and offer that healing touch.

Wake up, world! Pray for Peace.

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The Peace Globe movement was started by Mimi at Mimiwrites. It's an effort to remind everyone that each person can make a difference in the world. Visit her website so you can make your own Peace Globe and join us in making life better for all.

16 comments:

  1. Beautifully written.

    Peace begins with each small gesture that one is inclined to make. If we each being with a small gesture imagine the beauty that will unfold.

    Lovely peace globe.
    Thanks for visiting. I'll be back for more.

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  2. I’d like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I’d like to hold in in my arms and keep it company
    I’d like to see the world for once
    All standing hand in hand
    And hear them echo through the hills
    Ah, peace throughout the land.

    What a beautiful post! Today maybe we can start to change all of that!! Peace to you!
    Jessica The Rock Chick

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  3. This is a lovely post on Peace Globe Day.
    thanks for visiting my blog. We have something in common - I also write for a newspaper...

    have a peaceful day

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  4. Truthful words on your post, love your globe. Peace to you and all your loved ones.

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  5. If the purpose of the blogblast is as you say - then Mimi has succeeded... at least with us.

    Peace x

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  6. My friends license plate says "pray for peace." Mine says L3TITB.

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  7. Thanks Queenie, Colleen, TopChamp, RockChick, patti and gewels for visiting! I hope today has been special for all of you. Peace is necessary if the world is to survive.

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  8. May the warmth and spirit of this Peace Globe Day bring us all peace. You’re globe is beautiful.

    Bud
    From WTIT: the most peaceful Tape Radio Station ever…

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  9. Lovely post. It is all very well said. Funnily enough WWII (and WWI) was what came to mind for me too in writing my post. Peace to you and yours!

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  10. Peace! Here's my wish that Mimi's efforts last more than one day...forever would be nice, don't you think?

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  11. Thanks all for visiting and participating in Peace Globe Day. I hope the message spreads and lasts forever!

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  12. I'm cruising by from Mimi's. Happy Peace Globe Day.

    Peace to you!

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  13. Thank you CountryDew - this was a beautifully written piece/ peace!!

    Peace to you and yours, now and always

    Words that Flow

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  14. Wonderful words from a wonderful blog. Thanks for posting about peace. Your globe is truly beautiful and unique.

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