Peace on Earth - Day 1
In 1963 Pope John addressed his great encyclical Pacem in Terris to a world living under the shadow and threat of war. He spoke fearlessly of a divinely established order in human affairs which is the basis of peace.
The world will never be the dwelling place of peace till peace has found a home in the heart of each and every person, till every person preserves in himself the order ordained by God to be preserved. (Pacem in Terris)
Peace begins with me. Praying at Sacred Space, today, I can be especially open to the gift of Peace in my heart. It is a gift and can't be forced.
As we long for peace we remember our brothers and sisters of all faiths who share our longings.
A Buddhist Prayer
Evoking the presence of the great compassion, let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realise that they are all brothers and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life.