It's time to announce this year's theme.
It's called Words In the Hands of Love
Let me explain. The motto for BlogBlast for Peace has always been, "If words are powerful..then this matters." Peace bloggers who write on Nov 4 and then visit other peace bloggers around the world to read what they've written know what that means. Sharing our words has been the core of this project since the beginning. The stories, pictures, peace globes, videos, art work...all play a part in a much bigger role. They are a virtual handshake that inevitably blossoms into lasting friendships across miles of land and sea; some posts you never forget and the people who write them and blog for peace are very special people. We bind our thoughts together with the same post title each year - "Dona nobis pacem" (Grant us Peace) like a prayer of affirmation for the planet, all in unison, and all in. We are peace bloggers. We know what the days leading up to Nov 4th means. Our view of the world is quite different in the Fall and that feeling of commitment to peace resonates in our writing and contributions.
My question this year is this - What will we do with them in our hands? Will they maintain their power when we attempt to act in peace? Words in the hands of love. What does that look like? We have to add love to our words or none of it means a thing. We have to add love to our walk or we all stumble in darkness. Adding love to your words means to step off the blog page, the Facebook timeline, the Twitter feed, the webpage, and prove your words carry weight in your personal life. In your family. In your community.
In your world.
And to your own destiny.
|By peace blogger Cate in New Zealand|
Do you know how to create peace in your everyday world?
You can begin by creating a peace globe. Find one here. Make it your very own and then post it Nov. 4 along with all of us.
So this year's launch is dedicated to those peace bloggers who strive to turn peace blogging into peace living. Those like Goodnight Gram ....who just last year baked these peace cookies to distribute in her neighborhood and school on BlogBlast For Peace day. She called them "Peace Treaties." How brilliant is that? Then she made peace scarves and matching jewelry with her granddaughter who now has a impressionable memory of making peace with her grandmother. Tangible and real. Off the blog page and walking it out. THAT is the goal here. SHE is a peace blogger in action. Those are not just cookies.
Those are words in the hands of love.
I could give you tons of examples of
peace bloggers doing similar things.
There are thousands of us in the world today. We come from six continents and 202 countries and territories. Every post, status update, tweet, and peace globe is different. But the message is the same.
Dona nobis pacem ~ Grant us peace
So begin by writing. And allow those words to flow from your heart into the universe. Let's make a powerful noise. Continue the tiny revolution we've started. Join in the sobering sound of people all over the world making peace.
Remember this: You can't unsay words. They either bring life or death to the soul. They prophesy peace or proliferate unrest. Words carry energy and intent into the world. Your words will burden you or bless you. Choose them with careful deliberation before they ever leave your lips. Shalom.
Now go and do.
Join us for BlogBlast For Peace Nov 4, 2014