I became a great auntie again today - Jaxon Joseph. It was so wonderful to get this joyful news of a new life - especially in light of everything going on in the world today.
When I was much younger the world got really crazy. I couldn’t sit back in complacency. I learned the issues and testified to what angered me and found out what I was against and what I thought should be done about it. I found people and causes to stand with. Did I effect change? Maybe just a little - maybe not. Either way - I got up and did something and it made me feel better.
What can I do today? I don’t have any answers and I sure as hell don’t know enough about any of those countries or those people now fighting and kidnapping and killing each other. I am trying to understand the issues - but I just think I am too far removed from ever understanding what it is like to live somewhere people hate and repress others so much that they can justify killing babies and small children.
So today I choose to pray. I will keep praying and visualizing and sending good thoughts out into the world in hopes it will somehow effect a change for the better.
I know that peace is not the absence of trouble. Peace is the knowledge that you are not alone and the faith to believe you will be okay through the storm. I pray for this peace to wash over all the people in the world today who are living with war, loss and fear.