Making a Difference

We are now living in appallingly violent times,
that retribution and justice are powerless to reform.
But we still fight wars to bring peace, even though we see that violence against violence equals mayhem.
We fail to realise that there is a beautiful part of the soul in all human beings that has the art of saintly alchemy.

Through this alchemy bitterness is converted to kindness, insults into pardon, vengeance into forgiveness,
and the passions of hatred are transformed into love.
How? By loving those who hate.
By forgiving those who seek vengeance,
and by pardoning those who harm you.

With practice this alchemy becomes so easy and habitual, that while onlookers may not even notice,
they cannot help but respond.
It’s all founded on the power of love.
What a truly beautiful way to bring
peace and oneness to this tragic world of ours.

Go on, give it a try, I dare you!

~ Andrew Pirrie (1935-04-25 age:83)