A Prayer for the World …

Let the rain come and wash away
the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory
of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and
fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us
wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that
we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels,
beyond accents, gender or skin color.
Let the warmth and brightness
of the sun melt our selfishness.
So that we can share the joys and
feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
And let the light of the sun
be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbors.
Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers
to surround us with beauty.
And let the mountains teach our hearts
to reach upward to heaven.
Amen
— Harold S. Kushner

While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.
― Mattie Stepanek

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, spirit of prayer, and sacrifice, by an intense inner life.
― Mother Teresa from Love: A Fruit Always in Season

Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.
Pope John Paul II

If you want a kinder world, then behave with kindness; if you want a peaceful world, make peace within.
― Dan Millman from Living on Purpose

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Rumi

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