Tuesday, Sept. 16, was International Day of Peace.
I didn’t know this fact until I opened the devotional book and there it
was before me.
On Nov. 30, 1981, the United Nations General
Assembly set aside an International Day of Peace, as a promise to
strengthen peace among nations and people. We know the world isn’t at
peace now, but what can we each do to promote peace in our world?
I decided that I would set aside the day as my own
day of peace. I would let the mother with a fretting child ahead of me
at the grocery store, put the mayo in the fridge so it won’t irritate my
family, and not repeat gossip. I would also try to soothe away the
irritations of the people around me and refuse to give way to my own
Maybe, if each of us begins today and helps to
bring peace about in small ways, we can be like the ticking of a clock
that keeps ticking no matter what is going on in the room. We can show
steadiness, constancy--that sense of peace.
Maybe our world won’t ever be perfect, but if we
work toward it bit by bit, who knows what will happen? Start your own
peace day by thinking of three ways you can make the world a more
peaceful and loving place.