I am flying my peace globe this morning, along with the other bloggers for peace (mimilenox.com) remembering September 11, 2001, remembering all the other wars and uprisings in all the other countries around the world, in the past and happening right now.
Longing for the fractious inharmoniousness to stop. Everywhere.
Praying that leaders will reach for peace more fervently than power, so that all people may live in whatever corner of the planet they are, in the security and freedom of knowing they can move through their days with ease and certainty.
So that through every hamlet, every county, every farmland, every forest glen, every town and village and tumultuous city, the sounds will be of birdsong and happy industry.
That people will go about their day glancing at the sky to look for weather, not attack.
That those displaced in refugee camps can return home.
That soldiers can return home safe to their loved ones.
That church bells can ring out in joy and pastors offer words of hope and peace and brotherhood to their congregations.
That those who are hungry be fed.
That those who are ill can be cared for.
That those who are dying can die in dignity, surrounded by love, and not warfare and terror.
May peaceful hearts everywhere focus mind and heart on peace, so the numbers of those calling for peace grows larger than those calling for discord and separateness.
May there never be another September 11 again like that one, anywhere in the world.