International Day of Peace

By Gryffindor (Own work) 
[Public domain], 
via Wikimedia Commons

Today, we observe the thirtieth anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace. On the UN website, there are messages from people around the world.

The message of Peace is simple, international, multicultural, interfaith, and universal.  ALL humans have the sacrosanct right to live without fear of harm, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. 

How can one person make a difference?  We can practice loving kindness to all.  We can speak up when we see injustices done.  We can hold our leaders accountable for what is happening in the world by voting!  We can write letters to the newspaper showing the world around us that someone sees, hears, feels the way we do. 
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. - Dalai Lama

My prayer for Peace is this...

Prayer of Peace 
Looking up into the sky blue vault of eternity, 
life seems so full of peace, 
yet, in the reality of now, 
war, hate, pain, deception 
reign in even the most remote corners 
of this tiny blue/green marble 
we call home. 
Dearest Parent Creator, 
forgive us for our childish ways. 
Shine the Light of Your Love 
into our hearts and souls, 
reminding us that we are ALL 
one in You. 
Heal our brokenness; 
teach us to see Your Light 
in the eyes of all we meet. 
Help us find Your Peace 
lying within us, 
just where you placed it 
on the day of our birth.

Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas © 9/15/2010



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