It is Martin Luther King day, a day to celebrate a man of peace, men of peace, women of peace. We know them. We also know peace within ourselves. We can cultivate peace, choose.
Today is the day to pause and reflect on what we can do and be.
The storm warnings are still up but in the moment the rain is peacefully falling, a little pitter-patter reminder of all we share, breath, water and air.
Panhala posted this today:
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
(A Book of Psalms, translations by Stephen Mitchell)