Creating Peace

My blog posts are usually scheduled ahead, but today I feel the need to step in and comment on world events. My heart is heavy with all the major outbreaks of violence and war in the world right now.

So what can we do? How should we react?

First we must remember that war does not create peace.

To have peace we must be peace.

To put a stop to the war and violence in the world we must put a stop to the war and violence in our own countries, cities, towns, neighborhoods and families, but first and foremost in our own hearts.

Violence and war in our world comes from fear so we must work to keep fear in check.

In a world that seems so dark we are desperately needed to shine the light of God.  As small as your light may seem, let it shine.  When we all shine the light together the world will be flooded with light.

Finally please join me in saying the prayer for protection over all (including innocent civilians and children) who are currently in harms way due to war and other forms of violence.

The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us;
The presence of God watches over us;
Wherever we are, God is!

Prayer For Protection by James Dillet Freeman

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