Let’s step way-y-y-y back to Friar Giovanni da Fiesole (1387-1455)
The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within our reach is joy.
There is radiance and courage in the darkness could we but see; and to see, we have only to look.
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their coverings, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard.
Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, and wisdom, and power.
The day breaks and the shadows flee away.
Why isn’t peace on anyone’s platform?
Remarkably, the goal of peace does not appear.
IS THE word “peace’’ disappearing from our national conversation?
Armies of talking heads, bloggers, and op-ed opinionators assault us daily on every subject . . . but rarely on peace.
When was the last time we heard a national leader of either party, especially one running for president, put the goal of peace at the center of a political platform or place it among our highest national aspirations?
(Oh, for a long long while, we do know what to do… beterian… to improve.)