Give Peace a Chance

As I drove to work today, the news on the radio was filled with the latest acts of violence in the city…2 shootings, 2 killed, 4 more injured. It’s hard to believe the sleepy neighborhood of Ravenna could be hit with this kind of activity. (The other shooting was in the downtown area.)

My heart hurts that this kind of thing happens in the Seattle area. It also reminds me that shootings are a daily occurrence in many areas of the world. And then the Beatles’ song goes off in my head, “All I am saying is give Peace a chance.”

A few weeks ago I was inspired to have our Summer theme be, “Summer of Peace.” Wow! How fitting. I want to be an instrument of God’s Peace…and I’m willing to do what I can to let that happen.

Want to join me?

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama