Monday, November 06, 2006

What Would Peace Look Like?


No bombs, no bullets, no violence but peace is more than that. There is a confidence that you will be not harmed by anyone. That you can play , work and rest without threat. Our world is far from that.

How do we get this peace. It has to begin with each individual respecting an other. How easy this is depends on the individuals background. How has that person learned to respond to conflict. The easy way to respond is to attack. The more difficult is to discuss and negotiate.

Another way to work for peace is to work for the well being of others. To work towards the goal of every one being fed and clothed. Health care should be within reach. This should not be for just the people who look and believe as we do.

Is this possible? Only if we change, and we have to want to change. I believe this change is only possible from God. Where does are help come from? Pray for a change in yourself to be a peacemaker.

28 Comments:

Blogger Chana said...

Peace to you my friend.

Oh Betty, your words couldn't have been written more beautiful. How true they are.

I honestly feel that it all starts from just one, God, The One we let in our hearts and let take it over. Then we can and must share it. And you, and Dr. John are the perfect example of that.

When i think of people that live the Word and walk the walk, it is you both.

So thank you for bringing peace to the blogland. Thank you for the daily peace and love you give us all.

Much love.

6:06 AM  
Blogger bazza27 said...

As long as there are people like yourself and your good husband there is a chance.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Very thoughtful. Peace also must start at home. We need to be sure we teach our children the most basic of things "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Too many people never learn to respect each other.

7:38 AM  
Blogger madd said...

stopped by to see your post..lovely..lovely..thanks for sharing..m

9:33 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

beautiful post Betty! In a country where they take prayer out of school and legalize abortion.....we need prayer.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Beautiful post. I wish everyone had to read it and would tak eit t o heart.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Well done! Peace to you-

Bud

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Beautiful words Betty, Stopping by to wish you Peace as well.

Blessings from Canada

2:50 PM  
Blogger Reeholio said...

Hi Betty,

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you peace on this day too.

Regards, Rhys

6:27 PM  
Blogger fennymun said...

Hi Betty, I love your thoughtful sharing here. Yes, our world is far from a peaceful place and sometimes I am not optimmistic in what it would be like when my kids grow up. Yet, you are right that we could all start from ourselves, respecting others and create a better place.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Bless you, Betty - thanks for your beautiful words!

Peace,
Elaine

7:06 PM  
Blogger Sunflower Optimism said...

Betty, you are so right - we need justice for all before we can even think of peace. It has been a wonderful experience to visit the peace blogs today and read everyone's ideas and vision of world peace.

Peace to you Betty.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Hopefully we can all become more respectful of one another and learn to negotiate. Thanks for commenting on mine.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Wishing you and your loved ones peace and joy that never ends! (",)

8:34 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Respect is a good synanym for peace. I wonder if we could get it in the thesaurus? Although it would be much better if we could get it into hearts.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Bond said...

Peace to you and yours and the rest of the world

9:02 PM  
Blogger I said...

happy belated peace day to you and thanks for stopping by :)

gabrielle.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Odat said...

Peace to you too! Thanks for stopping by! Great post. Thank you!
Peace

1:56 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

It would be so nice if we could achieve the things you outlined. Grant us peace.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

peace looks like what i just saw in your sister in laws blog..she has the pics of Sunday up and i got to see the family..and that is what peace looks like.

Dr. John sent me here and i'm here happy as can be. much love.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Dr. John sent me

9:26 AM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Does it count if I leave a comment about the marathon on the other entry..

I'm here for Dr. Johns marathon.. oh wait.. you are Dr. John.. so.. you already know what i'm talking about

9:47 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

I love that post, Betty. I think we all can strive for a common goal and pray for peace.

No matter how we pray, if we are Catholic, Christian, Muslim....whatever, most of us do want that common goal; to be safe in a world without violence. And as you said, we all need to be more accepting of each other.

Thanks for that spirit lifting post. :)

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tina Dray said...

I am not a true religious person but i do pray for peace in the hope my family will grow up in a kinder more thoughtful world where people have more respect for their fellow man and the world around them.
with yourself and Dr john out there it does give me hope!

Your hubby said it was worth coming by and he was right!

12:34 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Hi Betty

Dr John has asked me to stop by and say hi for the marathon.

This is the first marathon I am participating in, the last one I worked all day and was too tired to start blogging.

I am two hours behind schedule, having too much fun stopping by and saying hello.

Have a blessed day, thanks for stopping by yesterday and visiting my Peace Post

1:44 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Shalom Betty! Shalom means Peace in Hebrew but not just any plain kind of peace - a healthy God given life fullfilling peace.

Does Dr. John wear or need slippers?

1:44 PM  
Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

What a beautiful post and globe. I am honored to meet you via this humbling and inspiring project.
Peace, love and blessings to you and yours on this very first Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere.

Mimi Lenox

1:54 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Thank you so much for coming and being around my humble blog...Its true if each one of us take the time to hear other and respect eath other the world will be a better place

2:59 AM  

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