Pray for Peace

The International Day of Peace is celebrated yearly on September 21st and numerous organizations, individuals, and churches are organizing events, with this year’s focus, praying for peace in the Middle East.
In Central Park people will gather to hug, dance, plant flowers, and make pinwheels; and in Washington Square Park instead of individuals posting “selfies”, they are planning on taking a “groupie” at 2:00.
People have been striving for peace since the beginning of time so let’s look to the words of some of the greatest minds for inspiration.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ~Albert Einstein
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~ Albert Schweitzer
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix
Peace begins with a smile. ~Mother Teresa
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. ~Psalm 34:14

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. ~Dalai Lama XIV

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~Buddha
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. ~Lyndon B. Johnson
Peace is the only battle worth waging. ~Albert Camus
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. ~Francis of Assisi