Tuesday, December 11, 2007

War and Peace

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
Dorothy Thompson

In the last week the news has been full of violent, dramatic shootings around the US with the latest today in Las Vegas. All I could think of was in a season of in which we should reflecting/showing the best of what makes us human, this stands in contrast. I don't profess to have all the answers for alternatives to the violence that seems so inherent these days. But I have faith that eventually peace and wisdom will find a way. It lies in what we give and teach to our children now for they are the angels which will bring our ultimate flowering or our ultimate destruction. I'm standing and working with others for peace on the earth and good will towards all humankind.

Sarah McLachlan, "Happy Xmas (War is Over):


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