Sitting in the present moment, breathing in the spirit of peace, looking at these messengers, I take up again the mission of peace and nonviolence, in a world of war and violence. I feel ready to radiate the spirit of peace everywhere.

Perhaps more than anything, our world needs peace. We all need it, within our own broken hearts and broken families, in our bloody city streets and corrupt governmental offices, and in war zones and refugee camps.

John Dear, Living Peace