Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Peace Day

Even if I hadn't been sick I might have missed the fact that today is International Peace Day if I hadn't read it in Pam's blog. Shame on me. I think maybe in His/Her Infinite Wisdom God may have planned for the birth of a baby king in a Jerusalem stable to be the equivalent of International Peace Day. Even though He/She is God, could anyone have guessed the potential corrupting power of mass marketing at Christmas time. A time when all minds should be on the dawning of peace and not inflatable snow globes or hot pink aluminum trees?

Perhaps the all knowing One wants us to figure out peace on our own. That makes more sense doesn't it? Remember learning to tie your shoes. How, even though it was a little tricky to hold onto that one loop and twirl the other shoe lace around and through, when you did it and pulled the two loops tight and they held. Wow! It felt much better than having mom or dad do it for you.

Maybe that will be what peace feels like if we ever achieve it. If each of us does our own part, in our own little section of the world, then gradually peace might spread out and encircle the whole world. All man, woman and childkind will rejoice because they found the key that unlocks the secret to understanding each other and sharing peace, pax, shalom, et al. And won't the Grand Creator in the sky be proud of His/Her people then!

In the spirit of the day, I wish for each of you and your children and your children's children a peaceful world,
Merry ME


dreamphemera said...

Right back at you -- wishing for peace for you, too, and for your family.

Jennifer said...

Lucky you to have a sister - glad you enjoyed my post, I'm an only child but I have been blessed with special sisters in my life. Wishing you a light filled and lovely day, Jennifer

AkasaWolfSong said...

May Peace Prevail on Earth and as it begins within, it radiates out to our homes, community, and then the world!

Wishing you lots of lovely Peace Mary!