Of walking the path of peace.
Let us have hope that we may move beyond
The present spiral of sorrow and death.
Let us have the active love that recognizes
The possibility of forgiveness, dialogue and reconciliation.
As we look to the Cross, we can see God’s wisdom:
Violence is not answered with violence,
Death is not answered with the language of death.
In the silence of the Cross,
May the noise of weapons cease;
In the teachings of the Prince of Peace,
May we find the way to a world of reconciliation.
Let us pray for reconciliation and peace,
let us work for reconciliation and peace,
and let us all become, in every place,
Men and women of reconciliation and peace!
So may it be.
Jane Deren – Center of Concern