When asked, “What is you deepest desire?”, many people respond that they wish for peace. We long for inner peace, and for peace in our violent and troubled world. Pope John Paul II encouraged us to make peace our primary work. He gave this message to all the world: “To everyone, Christians, believers, and women and men of good will, I say, ‘Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace.’” Here is a challenge for each of us, in our kitchens and bedrooms, our boardrooms and press rooms, our schools and churches. Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace! How will you take a chance today?
By Kathryn Casper, OSB