Abundant Mind – Day 10

10 Peacemakers Who Bring Beauty Into Our World:

1. Black Elk – “And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.”

2. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

3. Rev. John Dear, S.J. – “God of light, lead us back from the brink of nuclear destruction, guide us through the dark night of this culture of war into the new light of your peace. Give us your gift of peace that we might live in peace with you and one another and all people everywhere . . . that there will be no more wars, no more nuclear weapons, no more poverty, no more tears, no more violence, no more death.”

4. Dorothy Day – “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart.”

5. William Stafford – “If you don’t know the kind of person I am/and I don’t know the kind of person you are/a pattern that others made may prevail in the world/and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.”

6. A.J. Muste – “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

7. Thich Nhat Hanh – “Kiss the Earth with your feet. Bring the Earth your love and happiness. The Earth will be safe when we feel safe in ourselves.”

8. Mohandas Gandhi – “God has no religion.”

9. Archbishop Desmond Tutu – “When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.”

10. Mother Teresa – “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”


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