Prayers for Peacemakers. 18 January 2017
us might be contemplating about the difficult days that are about to come. Wars
keep on raging around the world and powerful discriminatory systems are on the
rise. Presidents and political leaders speak of preparations for new wars on
different religions, sects, ethnicities, races and nationalities.
teachings illustrate that our past actions affect us, either positively or
negatively, and that our present actions will affect us in the future. It is
easy to waste time on blaming one person or another for what happens around us,
instead of focusing on our present actions that might shape our future
differently. Let’s all work together as one global community to resist
nonviolently against all oppressive systems around the world and pray for each
other on our long journey towards peace and justice.
rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
and the rod of his fury will fail.
where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil
the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating,
full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical. And the
fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make
Artist: Beatriz Aurora. No to War. Another world is possible. A world where all worlds fit.