Thursday, September 9, 2010

On Creating Peace In Our Own Corner Of The World

It has been a very unnerving time as of late in this country, due to the proposed Koran-burning action scheduled to take place this Saturday evening, September 11th, 2010, by Florida pastor Terry Jones and his handful of followers. Can this man be so out of touch as to how peace is created and maintained? An action such as this will only incite violence.

Our national psyche was forever altered after the events of September 11th, 2001:  no doubt. However, we must never meet violence with violence, or advance behavior and actions that would invite it. A nonviolent future begins within each one of us. Love and hate cannot exist together. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ghandi knew this most certainly, as they were about creating a better world, and working for a nonviolent, peaceful future.

I'm grateful for those attempting to broker peace in our suffering world today:  bless you. May we all look within ourselves and bring our own efforts toward creating peace, so that those we encounter are transformed in our very presence, in our own corner of the world, to act in more humane and peaceful ways. May we fully understand how our own actions either create peace, or destroy it.


-Hoyt Winfield

At the Well of Providence Blogspot

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