A New Year's Memo: God's on Everyone's Side

MEMO TO: All Governments, Religious Leaders, Soldiers, Protesters, Suicide Bombers, Lovers, Liars, Freaks, Squares, Parents, Children, Sons and Daughters

SUBJECT: Ten Points for Peace in 2012

1.1

God's on everyone's side.


1.2:

All is made to continue,
And the continuing is all.

1.3:

Violence is not sustainable.

1.4:

All killing spreads terror.
Put down your weapon
And pick up a baby.
Love is stronger than fear.

1.5:

Anger comes,
Anger goes.
Even bitterness will abate.
But love abides.

1.6:

Technology is a tool, not the rule.
We see through a glass darkly
Facebook to Facebook,
But with intuition,
Eye to eye

1.7:

Torture creates enemies.
Those who support its use
Make themselves
Targets of hatred.

1.8:

Touch feeds us.
Feast on tenderness whenever possible.

1.9:

We carry humanity's story within us.
Genetically.
Spiritually.
Acknowledging the ancestors
is an act of self-respect.

1.10:

Conflict ends
Where love starts
With mutual surrender.