Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Peace On Earth

Snowy christmas trees
Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
For a moment, stop thinking about shopping, baking, decorating, rushing, finishing up work projects, sending out cards, or attending parties. For a moment, put down your pen, your phone, your credit card, and dwell on peace. Whatever peace means to you, close your eyes and think about it, visualize it. Will you do that now?

Today translate those thoughts and the feelings behind them into all of your interactions and spoken words. Make peace the theme for your day. Isn't that all we can do?

In a world that is broken by war, violence, sadness, and hatred, all you can do is bring peace to your own day. One person at a time.

One of my favorite songs (sung at nearly every Unity church) is Let There Be Peace On Earth by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller. Unity has chaned the lyrics slightly, but I like their version very much.

Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be.

With God as our father,
Brothers all are we.
Let us walk with our brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now;
With every step I take,
Let this be my solemn vow:

To take each moment and live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

Wishing you a peaceful and joyous Christmas and holiday season.

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