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.
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