Peace Where There Is War

Peace where there is war
healing where there is hurt
memory where we have forgotten the other.

Vision where there is violence
light where there is madness
sight where we have blinded each other.

Comfort where there is sorrow
tears where there is hardness
laughter where we have missed life’s joy
laughter when we remember the joy.

-John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth 

Poem: John Philip Newell   /   Quote: Henri J.M. Nouwen   /   Design & Photography: ora et decora

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