Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our World: Dona Nobis Pacem



Dona Nobis Pacem - is Latin for "Grant Us Peace."

I have dreamed of a world of peace for as long as I can remember.  When I was a child in 1950s, I would often have difficulty falling asleep because of all the images swirling around in my head of Nikita Khrushchev threatening to bury me, the Cold War, and the Nuclear Arms Race.  I had nightmares.  It is a scary thing for a child who doesn't understand why everyone just can't get along or why there are wars in the first place.

As the decades passed, my difficulties in falling asleep remained, but what changed were who the Bad Guys were and the different fears.  Like Fidel Castro, the Viet Nam War, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the bombings in Northern Ireland, and the never ending conflicts involving Middle Eastern and African countries.



I still don't claim to understand the motivations or reasons behind all this worldwide turmoil.  But what I do know is that  I choose not to live in fear - and I am already against the next war.  That, for me, will never change.

We must change the world so our children don't have to be afraid, so they don't have nightmares, and so our children can know a World of Peace.

Today, November 4th, bloggers from all around the world are uniting together and Blogging for Peace.  Maybe somehow if enough of us stand up together and say "Enough is Enough" - maybe, just maybe, we can Give Peace a Chance.

Blog4Peace Website

Blog Blast for Peace Facebook Community


 


Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is like all around our ever-amazing planet.

12 comments:

Arija said...

My daughter is putting together an exhibition of peace flags.When she put the idea on the net, people from all around the world responded and are stitching beautiful flags with peace messages. I have always prayed for peace in our time. If everyone prayed for that, peace would persist for as long as anyone is alive.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful image. If only it can come to pass.

Jim said...

Great post. Peace.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post. I remember the 60's when we were told in case of nuclear attack to get under our desks. Like that would do any good. I used to have nightmares about nuclear missiles being launched out of their silos.

ladyfi said...

Peace is a wonderful dream that I hope will come true one day - for everyone.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Arija - What a lovely project that your daughter is doing with Peace Flags. I do sincerely hope for peace in our lifetime. Great to hear from you!

Kanumommy said...

Thanks for the wonderful post! As the kids say around here " No justice, no peace".

Susie of Arabia said...

Thank you, Lady Fi. Me too.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Yogi - There are so many things kids are afraid of anyway. We need to work together to scratch lots of those things off that list.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thank you, Jim - Peace to you!

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, William - I hope so too.

Mary Hone said...

Awwww, peace. I hope we all find it, for the wolds sake.