The phrase Dona Nobis Pacem means Grant us peace in Latin. Today is the annual Blog Blast for Peace run by the wonderful, kind and loving Mimi. She does this only for bloggers to share what “peace” means to them and to extend peace to everyone in the blogoshpere.
It’s a huge goal, but one that we who join her try to accomplish each year. Spreading peace is more important as our crime rates soar, as hate crimes increase, as today at Fort Hood, the unimaginable happened, as we talk about our President in terms of race instead of terms of policy, as we belittle other bloggers….
We also know of those who teach understanding and acceptance, who share hugs instead of fists, who go above and beyond to those in need, who mediate instead of argue. Let’s celebrate them today.
My life has been turned upside down in this last month with the diagnosis of cancer for my mother. I have received emails, tweets, phone calls and messages of support and love. Each one means the world to me. I remember growing up and giving the “sign of peace” at church (a handshake). Every small gesture that someone has done for me is truly a sign of peace.Ã‚ If we would all go out of our way for someone else, peace will continue to be a part of our world. Let’s make it the part that is more powerful that hate and indifference.
Dona Nobis Pacem!