October 14, 2021

I wanted to share a poem/prayer with you that I found on a website of peace prayers. The funny thing about this prayer/poem is that it doesn’t even use the word peace. And yet, all the things it mentions are things that can sow seeds of peace.

On This Day….

Mend a quarrel
Search out a forgotten friend
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust
Write a love letter
Share some treasures
Give a soft answer
Encourage youth 

Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed
Keep a promise
Find the time
Forego a grudge
Forgive an enemy
Apologize if you were wrong

Try to understand
Flout envy
Examine your demands on others
Think first of someone else
Appreciate, be kind, be gentle
Laugh a little more.
Deserve confidence

Take up arms against malice
Decry complacency
Express your gratitude
Worship your God
Gladden the heart of a child
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth

Speak your love
Speak it again
Speak it still again
Speak it still once again….

~ Author Unknown

The world is really in need of peace right now and I believe that peace truly starts with each one of us. God calls us to peace, so let us live in a peaceful way – a way based on love and kindness and treating people with respect and dignity. When we speak our love – when we speak God’s love – in words, but also in our actions, we are planting seeds of peace. How will you plant seeds of peace today?

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