For the weeping mothers. The heartbroken fathers.
The pain and anger that is sweeping across a country.
Another day that the world has been forced to face tragedy.
Again, I ask myself, "Why the little children? Why the innocent?"
As tears stream down my face, my afflicted heart hears only one answer. An answer in the form of another question:
"What can I do to to bring healing to hearts that are broken? Hearts that are lost? Hearts that have been hardened, and now seem to hold no value for life?"
Is it even possible? My soul is met with a confirmation that it is. If one person can affect so many in a heartless and despicable way, what could many hearts do if united in spreading love and healing?
Being fearful paralyzes the mind. It is the opposite of love.
The truth is, as hard as it may be to forgive -- not doing so empowers the hate, and staying angry stimulates the poison that has already contaminated too many.
Today is a new day.
A day that you and I have a beating heart, breath, life.
A light, with the ability to shine in the darkness.
A power to spread love.
This is my desire. and my commitment:
To unite and create a circle of love that spreads further than my hands alone can reach.
A prayer that is shared, filled with healing and forgiveness, touching more than my eyes can see.
Please join me in spreading this love. There is great power in many hearts united.
"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
Together let's pray, standing united, holding hands in Spirit, for ALL whom we cherish and hold most dear, as well as for those whom we may never meet...
TODAY IS A NEW DAY. A MIRACLE WITHIN ITSELF. A GIFT.
LIFE IN WHICH I HAVE THE ABILITY TO LOVE MERELY BY SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE.
WITH THIS POWER, I HUMBLY ASK THAT HEALING WOULD TOUCH ALL THOSE WHO ARE HURTING THIS DAY.
LET THE ARMS OF LOVE BE WRAPPED AROUND THEM, FILLING THEM WITH COMFORT.
ALLOW ME TO SOW LOVE AS I LIVE THIS DAY,
BY PLANTING FAITH AND HOPE WHERE THERE GROWS DOUBT AND DESPAIR.
MAY THIS BE A SPARK THAT IGNITES FORGIVENESS;
FOR IN THIS LOVE LIES THE POWER THAT CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS.
LET ME BE AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE AS I LIVE THIS DAY.
MAY WE COME TOGETHER AS ONE WITH LOVE AND BE A GREATER FORCE, DEFEATING HATRED AND HARDENED HEARTS.
FOR IT IS WITHIN THE SMALLEST GESTURE, THAT LOVE CAN BE FELT,
AND EVEN GREATER STILL, LOVE HAS NO BOUNDARIES.
WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE, LET US MOVE FORWARD, AND CREATE A FORCE OF LOVE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN.