A Prayer for Compassion and Peace on 9/11

My heart breaks as I observe the religious intolerance and violence done “in the name of God.”  When people believe it is ok to burn the Quran or protest the building of a house of worship simply because it is a Mosque, I am saddened and confused.  If we are to follow the teachings of all the great prophets – Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. it seems that the overriding message is compassion and love.  So today, in commemoration of 9/11, I offer this immortal prayer for peace from another great prophet – John Lennon:

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


And here is the link to the YouTube video if you wish to listen to these immortal words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okd3hLlvvLw

Peace to us all.

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries

http://www.authenticfreedom.net


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