Wednesday, December 04, 2002
WORLD PEACE NOW
WORLD PEACE NOW By John McConnell
For December 22, 2002
Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for
an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long
history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.
We have an amazing planet with a skin of life that can provide a good
life for everyone. Our problem is not the nature of Planet Earth, but
the nature of its human inhabitants, who throughout history have been
addicted to war, greed and lust for power.
Instead of making skeletons of our enemies, now we can make them our
Christmas is now approaching. We are reminded of the Angels that
announced the birth of Jesus. "Hark, the herald Angels sing... Peace on
Earth, goodwill to men"
The Babe of Bethlehem became the light that turned darkness into day.
Ever since then those who saw the light became peacemakers. This light
turned hate into love and along the way, it inspired those who saw it to
become peacemakers. Outstanding examples were St. Francis, William
Penn, and Martin Luther King.
Around the world there are hundreds of groups with different creeds and
cultures who have one thing in common: They are seeking to know and
practice the ways of peace. They differ in many of their views, but
share one goal -- to be peacemakers. Jesus said, "Blessed are the
The greatest success of war-makers comes when they put aside their
differences and make a united effort against their enemies. It is time
for the peacemakers of the world to unite all the actions that promote
peace, justice and a sustainable future. Together we can end Earth's
long history of settling differences by hating and killing our enemies.
Together, we can prove the power of faith and love to make our enemies
Let every church, synagogue and mosque now join our common cause --
World Peace Now!
Let newspapers, TV Programs, Mayors and Heads of State Proclaim World
The Franciscans, Quakers and many other institutions promoting
nonviolence can now maximize their efforts by using Prayer -- the
mightiest force in the world, and then proving its power by their
actions to turn conflicts into cooperation.
There must be No More Wars. The human family has seen the light -- and
will act now with all their might.
"Let their be Peace on Earth -- And let it begin with me."
December 22: Minute for Peace Day -- All over the world.
December 25: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Peacemakers Now All Over The
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