Thursday, November 05, 2009

Dona Nobis Pacem




Today is Blog Blast for Peace day. Check here to see other blogs who are participating.

I want to give credit for my boost in inner peace to the wonderful book group to which I belong at my church. We have read many books about faith and spiritualtiy. All the discussion and friendly support in the group has helped me immensely. My faith has definitely been strengthened, and my determination to live a spiritual and peace-inducing life has blossomed. I have new-found joy in my inner and outer relationship with God and with life in general. And I hope to continue seeking, learning, and growing.... and to help spread peace and love through my actions.

Forgive me for the times I have been gossipy, critical, judgmental and unkind in your presence or in my writing. I am a work in progress and hope to learn more about living what I believe in every moment, and in every encounter. Life is a precious gift!

Beautiful words from Thich Nhat Hanh:

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air,but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

6 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

I have a Bible study group at my church that means a lot to me also. We started a study of the book of Esther last winter. We have moved on to other studies but the most important thing is the people in the group. We are all different ages and stages of life. Last night we all brought food and ate together. Just like you their support has meant so much to me.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Amen and amen ... yes, we are all works in progress, and faith/spirituality are essentials.

Torina said...

Life would be boring if we weren't constantly in motion...changing...evolving...your post title is a favorite of mine...my daughter sang it last year for Christmas.

CarlaHR said...

I think you are being a bit too hard on yourself, as long as we do our best I don't think anyone can ask for more - none of us is perfect. I do my best to treat people as I would like to be treated and I don't think you do otherwise and, without actually knowing you, feel that you do the same.

Travis said...

Peace to you and yours.

Mimi Lenox said...

I love the sentiment here and especially the last quote. How wonderful that the group has brought such peace to your life and that you give credit from your heart and convictions. In fact, your entire blog is a testament to that.

Thank you for participating in BlogBlast For Peace last year in November. I have added your peace globe as #1671 to the Official Peace Globe Gallery. It will post April 16, 2010 at blogblastforpeace.com

Dona nobis pacem,
Mimi Lenox