“Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.”
– Pope Francis
It is appropriate, having commemorated the centenary of the end of WWI, that we now look forward with a view to learning from the mistakes of the past. It is no coincidence that on this, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Pope Francis has chosen the theme of Peace.
PEACE. These are five letters that some people use as if it were the most normal thing in the world, while others haven’t experienced peace in years. There are many places in the world where peace doesn’t exist: for thousands of people who suffer its absence, it’s only a dream. Rather than think about those five letters, let’s think about what they mean. Let us pray and work to obtain true peace.
“We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence.
Let us remember that Jesus also lived in times of violence. He taught us that true peace is in the human heart.
We can speak with splendid words, but if there is no peace in our heart, there will be no peace in the world.
Let us practice this peace in small things, letting dialogue guide our personal and social relationships.
With zero violence and 100 percent tenderness, let us build the evangelical peace that excludes no one, but rather includes everyone, especially young people and children.
Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.”