A while back I signed up to be involved in Bloggers for Peace.
The purpose for Bloggers for Peace is to put forth an “effort to actively do something to create more peace in the world in 2013″. One of the requirements is to devote at least one post a month to/for/about peace. And that is my plan, to actively do something for what I believe in.
Please click on the link above to see how you too can be involved.
Peace is something we all strive for and in a perfect world we would have peace, but we do not live in a perfect world, but that should not stop us for striving to live in one. I believe in my heart that we can achieve peace in our lifetime through our Lord Jesus who commands us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. With the power of the Holy Spirit among us, each of us in our own way can achieve peace.
And by being a part of Bloggers for Peace, I can do my small part. It was put upon my heart to join this cause from two people who mean the most to me, my father and my mother. Two people who suffered all their lives because war.
My mother was born and raised in war-torn Germany. She saw first hand what happens when anger and hatred was allowed to run rampant. She carried with her the horrors of wars her whole life. She always told me that “hatred begins from fear and ignorance and it is that fear and ignorance that causes wars”.
My father survived the depression by helping his mother by dropping out of school at a very young age to get a job to support his family, only to be thrown into the horrors of World War II from the air field of Hickam Field on Dec 7, 1941 to the beaches of France, the forests of Belgium to the unspeakable horrors of a concentration camp. My father was a man of peace and I will never fully understand the scars he brought home with him.
Will we ever learn that war is not the answer but the problem? Through this project I hope to do my part no matter how small to make peace the answer.
It is a commitment to join this cause and I would appreciate your prayers that the Holy Spirit guide my fingers on the computer key board to use my words to inspire peace.
When we feel alone and if it seems as if we are not making a difference ~ remember that beautiful song, “Peace, Let It Begin With Me”.