Saturday, February 12, 2011

"I hope some day you will join us..."

"Imagine all the people
living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you will join us
and the world can live as one."

I know that I've used John Lennon's "Imagine," as the centerpiece for another recent post, but tonight it seems to be the perfect punctuation for this historic hour in the Egypt...and the world.

A peaceful revolution. 

A peaceful revolution....

Peace is a power.  Peace is not the absence of violence, terror, chaos, or unrest.  Peace is the presence and power of Love asserting itself as the heart of humanity.  Peace, demanding to be heard.  Peace, refusing to be marginalized.  Peace, as a divine imperative.

Tonight, Egyptian mothers are beginning to tell their children new stories. Stories about protesters bringing food and water to soldiers who'd been sent to subdue them.  Stories about men and women beating out a rhythm...a song...of protest on the pieces of corregated tin they'd been using, to protect themselves from assault.  Stories of strangers helping eachother find emergency care. Stories of women kissing the military police as an act of grace. 

A peaceful revolution.

Mary Baker Eddy urged:

"Citizens of the world,
accept the glorious liberty of the children of God,
and be free.
This is your divine right."

Accept.  Accept the divine promise that peace is a self-assertive power...a power that cannot be resisted.  Peace is not passive, it is not waiting for an end to turmoil and unrest.  It the animating, intelligent energy of the universe. These are revolutionary ideas! 

17th century political philosopher Thomas Hobbes posited that humanity's default state of being is war and chaos, and that peace is only an anomalous, unnatural interruption of that most natural state of co-existence. 

But, imagine...just imagine...he was wrong.

A peaceful revolution...

Just imagine...

Nelson Mandela once said:

"It always seems impossible,
until it is done."

It's been done...with Love...always, and only, with Love,

Kate Robertson, CS

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