Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dona Nobis Pacem




Is it realistic for us to hold out hope for eventual peace in a world that has been built upon so much senseless tragedy? As a society, have we grown too numb by all the violence around us to believe that this is even possible? I pray that there are enough of us who have not given up on this dream, because the first step in being able to change anything is embracing the belief that peace is possible.

It really isn’t that complicated an issue – or at least it shouldn’t be. When broken down into its simplest component, the choice for a peaceful existence begins with the individual.  If each one of us made it our personal mission to consistently act from a place of love, things such as fear, hate and war could simply not fit into the equation. But of course, this is not how it is on planet Earth… not yet.

So then, where do we go from here? We begin by taking personal responsibility on the home front: with ourselves, our families and friends, our communities and the world. We need to get involved whenever we see injustice. Write to our elected officials. Sign petitions - start petitions! Speak out. Write. Protest. Spread the Light. And BELIEVE!

Whenever we take the time to care, it has a ripple effect… and the LOVE expands exponentially. So where is the love? Right here, right now and radiating through me to you!

LOVE, PEACE and BLESSINGS to you all.

13 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Realistic to hold out hope? I don't know. But necessary - that I'm certain of. Peace to you.

Shadow said...

we cannot just sit back and say it's too big for little ole me to make a difference. i agree with you. if you, if i, if my neighbour, my colleague, if we all go out with peace and love in mind, how can we not make a difference...

Mark said...

Excellent post!

Let peace begin with me!

If we all thought this simple thought the world would change quickly!

Bond said...

Thank you for participating in the BlogBlast For PEACE!

Yes, it begins with us...one individual stands and says STOP...another joins and then another until there are more than those who will not stop.

VinnyBond

Anndi said...

We are many... it's not unrealistic. I believe in Peace. I believe in Understanding.

If we stand up, speak out, and never give up... we can achieve Peace.

Emerging From The Fire said...

I had planned on writing that peace is not the same as passivity -- that we must continue to protest, to stand up and demand peace. Luckily, you did that for me. :)

Adelle Laudan said...

I wholeheartedly agree. I love this song as well. Wishing Peace to you and yours.

Marilyn said...

I does seem unlikely, but not impossible if we all give what we have to the effort.

jennifer said...

We have to have hope! Excellent video.

PEACE.

Travis said...

You and I are on the same page.

Peace to you and yours!

Karen Jo said...

Hope is absolutely necessary in our quest for peace. Peace to you and yours.

Mimi Lenox said...

What a thought-provoking commentary for today's event. I like the idea of taking personal responsibility and getting involved in local affairs. And yes, the ripples are flowing.
I can feel them.

Thank you for participating in BlogBlast For Peace.
You are #1553 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery.

blogblastforpeace.com

Alice Audrey said...

Exactly. Simple, but powerful.