Sunday, December 31, 2006
Today, January 1,2007, is the World Day of Peace
It has come to pass, 2006 is now officially behind us and we have rung in the NewYear. Today, January 1, 2007 is World Peace Day.
This last year has been witness to much sorrow in the world, misunderstandings which have lead to grief and despair, as well as aggression which has led to death and destruction. As I was raised by my mother I was taught one valuable tenet, the only person you can control is yourself. In this vein, my own faith has also taught me that each and every one of us is a child of our creator, loved equally by him, and given the same inherent qualities and needs as the next. I have many friends, from many different faiths and family that is both Christian and Muslim. It is my wish in this New Year, that all those of different faiths can come together in the common goal of peace, that which is set for us as a goal for the common good of all mankind by the creator of all mankind. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth and let it also begin with our own spirituality which leads to actions beneficial to all of our brother and sisters, united as one. With the spirit of unity of all mankind, and the acceptance of each other as precious human beings, let us pray and take action in both word and deed to exhibit the grace of God given to each of us, his own children.
For the message of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI on this World Day of Peace, link here
Happy New Year to all and may the peace of our creator enter all hearts in the world.