Nov 13, 2015 -- terror attacks in Paris.
Nov 12, 2015 -- terror attacks in Lebanon.
In 2015 -- kidnapping, massacres, bombings, suicide attacks, car bombs, mass shootings, hostages taken…… in Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, Tunisia, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, China, Philippines, France...around the world.
By 13 November, 2015, there have been 289 terrorist attacks, and in some of the places, that is happening every single day.
War in Afghanistan, War in Syria, War in Iraq, War in Donbass, War in Nigeria, War in Yemen,War in Lybia, etc., still ongoing.
All people love peace. Everyone loves their home. Nobody wants to be a refugee.
Peace does not depend on weapons. Peace depends on you and me.
To be a peacemaker, I thought about Blessed Mother Teresa. She once said:
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them…… Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
What small things can we do peace?
“Peace begins with a smile……Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
When is the best time to do it?
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
LET US BEGIN!
Lord, Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love,
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord,
And where there's doubt, true faith in You.
Rodney Leung is a TV Producer and Host of Chinese programming at Salt and Light. Rodney is from Hong Kong and was educated by the Salesians. He gets his inspiration from St. John Bosco and all the Salesians and he has been a Salesian Cooperator since 2005. In his blog, he would like to share the love and joy of God with you.