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Dona Nobis Pacem

Yes, I know I am a day late (Pacific time) with my post but I believe that peace transcends all time and situations, if only we will allow it to happen.

Peace is not the absence of violence but also has the presence of justice, according to Mahatma Gandhi.

Peace is a rare commodity.Its a commodity because it is expensive. Billions are spent to curtail war, to stop terrorism, to have peace. But with all the families broken, the souls destroyed, antiquities forever gone, do we even say that peace has been achieved? Are we even happy with the way things turned out? Can we truly say that we feel safe and secured? Can we really say that justice has been served or is being served or will be served to those who truly deserve it?

I do not understand why people have to fight over territories, why people have to prove who reigns supreme. Maybe I do not want to really understand for if I do, I would believe that this is the right way and therefore would promote the fighting. Why can’t people learn to live with each other, accept each others’ uniqueness and eccentricities and maybe, we would have peace. But this is hard, for everyone has his own agenda, his own reasons for the actions being done, and his own righteous beliefs?

Oppression. Killing. Famine. War. Terrorism. Environmental destruction. Natural disaster. Even family matters that seem trivial, all these and more, cause disturbance of peace.

Through it all, maybe peace is a mindset, a lifestyle and a kind of wishful thinking. With all the negative things happening, can one really have a peaceful mindset? I do not know if I am even making any sense here, I feel like I am rambling.

The Bible says that: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:6).

Thank you, Mimi, for starting this Blog Blast for Peace where bloggers can stand up as one voice and express our feelings about this matter. Here is Mimi’s Blog Blast for Peace Revolution of Words post.

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14 Responses to “Dona Nobis Pacem”

  1. Comedy Plus on 06 Jun 2008 at 12:08 am 1

    Beautiful post for peace. Peace to you and yours. :)

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  3. Princess on 06 Jun 2008 at 9:46 am 3

    Peace to you, Julie!
    Great post and I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  4. greenbucks on 06 Jun 2008 at 4:52 pm 4

    Thank you. I wish you peace too :)

  5. greenbucks on 06 Jun 2008 at 4:53 pm 5

    Thank you Tita P. We sure need this, who knows collectively we might be able to do something about this issue. :)

  6. Travis on 08 Jun 2008 at 2:42 am 6

    I think you made good sense. Peace is a physical process and a thought process, so it makes sense to ask questions and try to think it through.

    Peace to you and yours.

  7. greenbucks on 13 Jun 2008 at 5:58 am 7

    Thank you, Travis.

  8. Mimi Lenox on 14 Jun 2008 at 1:25 pm 8

    Thank YOU for blogging for peace today and using your voice to express your feelings. It was not “rambling” at all. We all share the same frustrations and questions. It is important that we verbalize them. It’s the only way we can begin to heal one another.

    Peace to you and yours,
    Mimi

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