Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

"One little person, giving all of her
time for peace, makes news.
Many people, giving some of
their time, makes history."
~Peace Pilgrim

As I think of my children and grandchildren I have always wished for them a world where they would know Peace. Unlike the world that I grew up in. A world that when we weren't involved in a war, the threat of war has always hung heavily in the air all around us. A world where shelters were built or at least talked about, not to keep the family safe from tornadoes and other disastrous storms, but from the chance that war might some day come to America. 

This year, the first of another generation for my family was born. As I watch my Great Granddaughter sleeping in my arms, I feel an urgency to see a world of Peace for this little one and other children of her generation that will come into this world. But how do we bring about Peace? I am 65 years old and in my lifetime Peace has not been realized. All of my life it seems that Peace has been no more than a dream with wings. A dream that flits and flies about just out of reach from becoming a reality. It comes close enough to brush against our fingertips. Close enough to feel the gentle movement of it's wings, yet never coming to rest anywhere.

For centuries, some of the most gifted minds of our world have shared their message that we will find Peace within our own individual hearts. However no one chose to listen. We need to heed those words while we still can.

May we all look within for Peace and then share it with the world. 

I wish you Peace!

In my dreams the world is filled with Peace .....