Prayers for Peacemakers. 4 January 2017
In tradition of the Muiscas, the indigenous people who lived in what is now Bogota, Colombia, one of the most important rituals was carried out by the wise of the community. The wise person sat on a small bench in order to reconnect with the earth and thus reflect on one’s own and their community’s past, present and future.
In our daily lives – even though it seems incredible – there are few moments in which we can sit still and reflect.
Today, we would like to invite you to halt your activities for a moment and reflect on:
– things that we could have done better in the past year,
– privileges that we have and ways to walk in solidarity with those who do not share the same,
– activities we can do to support peace initiatives around the world,
– and how to be agents of transformation of violence and oppression in our own communities.
Let’s pray that this year of 2017 will grow new hopes for a better world.
Picture from Museo del Oro, Banco de la República.