Season of peace

Today, January 30, 2019, the Season of Peace and Nonviolence begins. April 4th is the final of the 64 days. These specific days have great meaning. January 30th is remembrance day of Mahatma Gandhi and April 4th is the remembrance day of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both of these men lived their lives on a quest to bring peace and equality for all mankind.

The invitation for us is to continue their legacy. One way we might do this is to practice 64 Ways in 64 Days. Day one is REFLECT. Day two is LOOK. Day three is PRACTICE. I immediately notice that this is an inside job. As I reflect, I look within. From within I practice in the outer. What do I see, feel, and hear as I move my awareness to the inner sanctum of my soul?

From that space of deep honesty, acceptance, and love lay pure potential to live the love that is the core of our being, the love that is breathed into us at creation. Romans 12:18 reminds us:“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

I call upon these words of inspiration from our two modern day examples of peace in our world.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances." Mahatma Gandhi

Please join me in devoting yourself to 64 Ways in 64 Days of The Season of Peace and Nonviolence.
We cannot forget the words of the song we sing each Sunday! “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…”