Peace is born inside of us
Peace is something we´re not often grateful for until we lose it, like many other things God gives us. Today I am thankful for this afternoon.
Absence of violence is not real peace. For countries that emerged from war, there´s no peace without forgiveness. Conflicts must be solved reconstructing not destroying, going forward not backwards, united and not in dissension. An old saying says that forgiveness can´t change the past but it can change the future.
Isaac Newton said “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges”.
It is inside us that war and peace are born. It is there where we need to build the foundations of peace so we can raise our homes. As a home that lives in harmony is the biggest treasure of all.
Only with a positive attitude we can construct a lifetime structure based on peace, truth, love, equality, justice, freedom, and sympathy.
Societies that do so develop a level of tolerance and union that makes them able to go through natural, economic, and every other kind of disaster. When peace flourishes so does human potential.
Herodotus used to say “No one is so foolish as to prefer war to peace, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.”
The Peace Angel is an offer of blessing that I make on behalf of Guatemala. It´s intention is to reach the largest amount of cities in the world.