“We tell the dead to rest in peace, when we should worry about telling the living to live in peace.”
“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” —Bernie Siegel
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
“Every day we think about the aggression in the world. Everybody always strikes out at the enemy, and the pain escalates forever. We could reflect on this and ask ourselves, ‘Am I going to add to the aggression in the world?’ Everyday we can ask ourselves, ‘Am I going to practice peace, or am I going to war?’” – Pema Chödrön
Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace. –Epictetus
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales
Unity World Day of Prayer begins today at 7 p.m. (Central Time) with the Opening Ceremony. Events will continue throughout the day tomorrow. Eddie Watkins Jr. is the featured musician this year. You will find the schedule at https://www.unity.org/wdop/schedule along with links to Facebook and Youtube for the live stream. You may also submit prayer requests if you wish.
Bob and I look forward to World Day of Prayer every year. We hope it will inspire and encourage you as it does us.