Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem




I guess it is just human nature to not get along, but for a minute or two imagine a world where we did get along. What would that world look like? Peace requires love and in order to love, we must place others above our own needs first. I can imagine a world where we all care about one another. A world where love goes the distance to overcome all that is needed to have peace on earth.

Can love conquer all? Do we all love the same? And does love mean the same thing to other people? First, I would have to describe love because it can mean different things to different people. My definition of love would be as follows. Love knows no boundaries, no color, no nationality, no race, no gender. Love is unconditional without any strings attached and without expecting any thing in return. Love is given freely and cost nothing to give. Love is kind, uplifting and generous. Love is patient, tolerant, healing. Love is compassionate. And most importantly, Jesus commands us to love one another.

It is so simple. Put others needs above your own. May today you think in terms of ways to be more tolerant towards one another. Love is all we have and one person can make a difference.
PEACE is the movement, but love is the way.

21 comments:

Barbara said...

Peace AND love be with you and all who pass.
Such beautiful thoughts; thank you for sharing.
And what a happy & bright peace globe !

Hootin' Anni said...

Love takes work!! Indeed.

Come on over, and read my impressions of peace if you can find time today.

Michelle said...

Your globe is so pretty. Peace and love to you. :-)

Ivanhoe said...

That beautiful globe of yours just plays into my hippie spirit. Beautiful! Peace and love to you :o)

jennifer said...

Gorgeous globe and excellent thoughts.

Have a peace filled day.

Kanani said...

Love and peace to you and yours. You're very right --hate is easy, love takes courage. Sometimes I think all the pundits in this world have taken the easy way out!

Raven said...

Beautiful globe and lovely post. Peace.

Dawn said...

I LOVE your peace globe and your definition of LOVE.
Peace Pam!

Travis said...

Well, when you put it like that it surely does seem pretty simple.

Peace.

Shannon H. said...

Peace and love to you and yours!

Finding Pam... said...

I am humbled to have had so many visitors to my blog. Thank you to all that stopped by to say PEACE and LOVE to me. :))

Barbara, Thanks for the kind words of encouragement.

Dawn, thank you too for the inspiration from your peace globe.

Love and Peace to all.

Akelamalu said...

Absolutely love your Peace Globe and your post. Peace to you and yours.

Lee said...

Very nicely done...both the post and the Peace Globe. Have a wonderful Peace Day!

Lizza said...

I love your Peace Globe, it's so colorful!

Love and peace to you and yours.

Jeni said...

Thanks for stopping by and here's hoping you come by again! Hope your husband is feeling better after his battle with the pine tree!

Julie said...

Awww I think this is a great peace globe!

Good job!

May the spirit of peace take over!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

This is beautiful, Pam. I totally forgot about this, I was suppose to do it.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You wrote about my Peace Globe that it spoke to your "inner hippie." Your globe spoke to mine!

Blessings and peace, Pam!

Julia Smith said...

Really colorful and uplifting peace globe. And your post about finding tolerance within ourselves through love is wonderful.

Happy Blogblast For Peace Weekend!

Carver said...

I love your globe. Your designed lettering is so beautiful and a great post. I appreciated you visit to mine. Dona nobis pacem!

Mimi Lenox said...

A post peppered with love. It doesn't get any better than this.
Peace to you and yours, my friend.

You are awesome!!