Saturday, May 9, 2009

Just Another Crazy Mother For Peace



"...Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
--Julia ward Howe



Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be fair in thy judgment,
and guarded in thy speech.
Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness,
and a home to the stranger.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be a breath of life to the body of humankind,
a dew to the soil of the human heart,
and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
--Baha'i Prayer for Peace


15 comments:

  1. Lovely words, shared generously. Thanks. Happy Mother's Day.

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  2. Thank you for this. It is what we all need.

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  3. Eventhough a father, allow me to thank you as well for writing that article.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful prayer. "be guarded in thy speech" alone could make such a difference in day-to-day life.

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  5. Amen.

    Happy Mother's Day, DBSO.

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  6. I've linked to your post this day :-)

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  7. How lovely it was for me to encounter those words here, and this is a good day to remind ourselves of mothers' place in, and special longing for peace in our world. Happy Mothers' Day to you.

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  8. Happy Mothere's day, Shiny :-). xoxo

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you too my friend. I particularly enjoyed your message of peace today.

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  10. a very nice post, wish more people in the world would heed these words. take care and enjoy, jc

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  11. came to you via debra and i am so glad to have met you, sugar! happy mother's day! xoxo

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  12. Wonderful quote and poem. I found myself saying Amen again and again. I wrote a poem along these same lines
    http://freckledwriter.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-son-registers-for-selective-service.html

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  13. Something very Benedictine about that Baha'i prayer of peace.

    But then again, it seems that all spiritual traditions are united in certain principles as written in the beautiful phrases in that prayer, and it gets to the punch line much faster than Benedict's Rule, that for sure!

    So, how many radical critical care nurses are there in CinCity? Sounds like a place I'd really like!

    Happy Mother's Day to you. Your grrls are might luck! Tell 'em I said so, will ya?

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  14. Happy Mother's Day, thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Thanks for all your comments and hope everyone had a lovely day. It's well deserved:>)
    All the grrrrls are home these past few days so the busyness level has been increased. Hoping to write more about it next week.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)