speaking from the heart

It takes courage to break through the masks we have co-constructed
and speak from the truth of our hearts.

Quote: Terry Patten
Image: Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu on the occasion of their meeting to write the Book of Joy

Peace for today


We all deserve this peace. Yet it is most challenging to consider the act of forgiveness. It seems to be much easier to hold onto the anger and bitterness. 

I wonder why so often people chose not to forgive. Maybe better for gossip, maybe better for attention, certainly because of pride and ego. Yet our bodies and spirits pay a great price as does the world around us. 

We all deserve peace but do we understand what that truly means? Are there enough examples of living in peace to teach its value? 

May the true value of peace be known. May the importance of forgiveness be understood. May we be living examples of community formed through the healing grace of forgiveness.

*(quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu)



Victory is Ours
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours through Him who loves us.


prayer from An African Prayer Book – Desmond Tutu (resource found on Godspace)