October 19, 2010

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

music and lyrics
by Hoobastank

If we want to be true peacemakers, the most vital and intimate peacemaking begins with each of us as individuals within the human family. We cannot support anti-war movements and turn around to attack our neighbor who happens to support another political candidate, for example. We forgive our selves first and most importantly for our own failings, I'm not personally perfect. None of us are. We are not required to be-- to be effective peacemakers.

What is required is that we give evidence of courage and a braveness to forge forward, that we take what is our own and that we own it. Just own it--it is after all your very own creation, the failing that you have made, I wish I could take it all away...be the one... You can catch your own tears and do the hard work to find a reason to live, to exist. Even if that reason isn't your first try, or your first thought. Blessed are the Peacemakers, they will inherit the earth. Peacemaking, forgiveness is powerful, personally and to the world we live in. Let it begin to change you.

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