Monday, December 11, 2006
What If For Just One Day...All The Madness In Our World Stopped?
This link below was left in my comments by Peter. Whether you think it possible or not, it wouldn`t hurt to mark this date and time on the calendar and give it a try.
I believe it would be possible if everyone did it, but the problem is that how could everyone agree? I like it regardless.
What If...on December 30th, 2006, starting at 8 p.m., people around the world spent two minutes reflecting upon the idea of Peace and ones own humble place in time? Read more at the blog.
I remember my Mum telling me that on Christmas Eve during WW2, some of the German soldiers and ours, laid down their arms and became friends for a few short hours. But the soldiers had the fact that they believed in the same God and held Christmas as the most special of days. This is the stickler in this war. One group of people follow an angry and selfish god`s rules where men must slaughter themselves and others to be saved and the other, a kind and loving one, who sent his son one very special night with the message about love and forgiveness. And to make it even more complicated, throw in judgemental and the "I`m better than you" beliefs of many on both sides or even no beliefs whatsoever. This nonsense of hiding behind religion in the name of war never seems to end.
Fighting centuries old grudges. A world consisting of people stepping over street people laying on the sidewalk as if they are invisible. Unloved and uncared for children.....raised by parents who were also unloved and uncared for, and so the line continues unless broken, passed down through each generation. Men willing to do anything to become rich and powerful, others willing to do anything to feed their lethal addictions made readily available or even just to put food on the table. Countries willing to spend billions on war and yet ignore their own starving people. Images everywhere desensitizing us from our basic compassion. Brother killing brother, mother killing child. So many ancient prophesies seemingly coming to pass. We were blessed with such a beautiful planet to live on. Given the gift of love and nature and music art and literature. There is enough for everyone here to live an abundant life, and yet so many are forgotten and overlooked. So many wars caused by cruel despots.
This is the true shame of humanity. It can`t hurt to take note of this day on December 30th.
As for the above...well it does say in my profile that I like to rant sometimes :)
*** "2 of Cups" - love and unity and "Holy Man of Ancient Wisdom" - faith and prayers answered ......no masterpieces, but done by me several years ago.
Posted by Tea at Monday, December 11, 2006