30 Days of Peace. 21

More than any time in recent history, America’s destiny is not of our own choosing. We do not seek nor do we provoke assaults on our freedom and our way of life. We do not expect nor do we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how we rise to master that moment when it does arrive.  Do we rush in with guns blazing shooting at anything that moves? Do we turn the other cheek? In our country right now thousands are killed every year through gun violence. Other countries face daily bombings and live in a constant state of war. Our constant state of war is exists because politicians and the media want it to exist. Our country is full of heroes. After the 9/11 attack many police and fire fighters were killed when  after having heard the explosion they ran into the burning buildings to help get people out. Ran *in* to the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. A hero does not have to be a warrior. They can also be a pacifist like Dr. Martin Luther King, like Gandhi, like Nelson Mandela, like Einstein.

 

“Shed A Little Light” James Taylor

Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the Earth.
Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood, that we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong.
We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead.
We are bound and we are bound.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

Can’t get no light from the dollar bill, don’t give me no light from a TV screen.
When I open my eyes I wanna drink my fill from the well on the hill,
do you know what I mean?

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist, there is a hunger in the center of the chest.
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
and though the body sleeps the heart will never rest.

Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us.
All men and women living on the Earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.

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