“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dona Nobis Pacem. Peace For All, Lift Your Voice

Peace- (n) 1:  Freedom from public disturbance or war. 2: Agreement and harmony among persons.

A very simple prospect don’t you agree? People who are in agreement or harmony. People who are free from war. How do you personally solve issues you may have with your friends, co-workers or family? Do you start hitting the one who disagrees with you? Do you start stabbing each other over who your leader should be? Or do you hear the others side and weigh all your options?

 If you have seen any news in the past few years then you have heard about gangs who are killing each other because the other side is in their neighborhood. Men who kill their wives because she wants to be free to make her own choice. Mothers who kill their children because they want to be unencumbered and party with friends. Don’t you wish they could see what people in other countries live with daily?
There are people dying every day because one group has decided for all how their life should be lived. Here are people in this country who do not see what is in front of their own nose, freedom. The freedom to choose what they want to be in life. The freedom to practice their faith no matter what that faith is. The freedom to work where they want, to live where they want. The freedom to vote for the person they feel will do the best by them in running their country.

Then there are those who are not so lucky, because of being born where they were born. In countries where a leader kills them because they would dare to disagree or just because they belong to a different sect. Where the simple act of getting water for a thirsty child results in death. Where leaders care more about the shopping trips in far away ports then the starving people they govern.

I as a blogger pray for peace and understanding, but if someone who is free does not care then how can I expect the rest of the world to care? To have the gift of choice, the gift of freedom is a precious thing that must be treasured, for there are millions who do not even have the option of choice.


secret agent woman said...

One voice at a time, it's all we can do. Peace to you on this day.

Babs-beetle said...

It is a tragedy that people can't live in peace with each other. But as my post says - 'Let it begin with me' It's all we have the power to do :)

jennifer said...

So true. I do treasure my freedom and am exercising it by flying my Peace Globe today... along with you!


Bond said...

Thank you for participating in the BlogBlast For Peace!
It starts with one and grows and grows...this day is allowing the numbers to grow

Anndi said...

With freedom comes power... the power to speak up, to reach out to those who never had a voice, whose voice was taken from them.

We teach our children to deal with bullies with words, today is our day to teach the bullies and tyrants of the world that it has to stop.

We want Peace and we won't stop until we reach it.

Marilyn said...

Very well said. We have an opportunity here to speak, and not to speak would be a crime. With freedom comes responsibility.

Travis said...

It is a grand worry...how can we get others to care when they just can't see the reasons why they should.

But we can only be who we are, and do what is in us to do. We join our voices to others of like mind, and pretty soon we overwhelm the short sighted, and real change occurs.

Peace to you and yours.

ettarose said...

Thank you one and all for visiting me on this joyful day. I am proud to be a part of peace globe and if we all can stand as one then one day, who knows.

Karen Jo said...

Very nice post. One at a time, we will build up a very loud voice for peace. Peace to you and yours.

Mimi Lenox said...

Your blog is really inspiring and is a daily voice for change. Thank you for joining us today and blogging for peace.

You are #1562 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery.


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