When I visited Bethlehem a couple of years ago, so many Bethlehemites asked us to pray for peace in their town. When there were the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, the inhabitants just wanted peace. In our troubled world it is needed that we still pray for peace.
Although most of us can do nothing about the state of Syria, Nigeria, and so many other places in the world, we can sow a little peace where we are.
We can be kind to our families and friends. That’s fairly easy. What about showing a kindness to a lonely neighbour, giving a smile to those we meet as we go about our daily business. I’m not one for making new year resolutions, because I break them so easily, but what about a resolution to spread peace and sow kindness. Peace is not just for the Christmas cards.
Carol, the smiling neighbour