Peace on earth begins at home

I have a confession to make. I have become an Alice Walker junkie. Just can’t get enough of the lady and her words. At the moment I am devouring “Living By the Word” and in it I found a wonderful description of what is truly at the heart of what is necessary for there to be a peace that is sustainable and empowering for all. Walker writes,

“There is a slogan from a battered women’s shelter that I especially like: “Peace on earth begins at home.”

I join Walker in liking that slogan very much. Until we recognize that violence in the private setting is every bit as problematic as the violence of militarism, there will be no true peace. Not to mention that it’s probably a lot more economical than giving the Pentagon billions more for their misguided bombing for peace mantra!

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