Jim's six recommendations for long-term improvement in world conflicts:
1. Do not do to others what you do not want done to you no matter what others are doing to you
2. Listen with compassion to the concerns, hopes, and dreams of others, especially of those less fortunate than you
3. Look for ways that are mutually beneficial to satisfy the deepest longings of all concerned
4. Change any laws and regulations that do not reflect the first 3 principles
5. Use very large numbers of compassionately-trained police to apprehend and bring in for either treatment or trial all who are behaving contrary to the first 4 principles
6. Accept partial gains as important and encourage an attitude of being as loving as possible toward oneself and others as a new measure of personal success
From display of children's art in Albuquerque airport.United We Stand For Peace
Rainbow of Peace
Let Us Join And Come Together As One
Hands Together For Peace
|Art of War and Peace (full text of introduction)|
|No War !|
An alderman with courage.
Libba leads singing
|The War Prayer by Mark Twain|
At a time when our nation is at war and fear abounds in the world, I was visited by a cardinal who sat for a time this morning on a limb outside my window.
An old friend, Sister Alice, has been a nun and biology professor for many years. She once told me that whenever she sees a cardinal, her first thought is of God. Since then, whenever I've seen a cardinal, I've thought of God and said a prayer of gratitude for the beauty of cardinals, for the opportunity to live, love, and learn, and for God's love of each of us and for all of creation.
May a cardinal visit you tomorrow, may we each be still and know inner peace, and may there soon be an end to war.