Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of CanadaFranciscains du Canada

Ordo Fratrum Minorum

Peace

Peace

 

Peace
cries out the blood stained rocks.
Peace
cries out the blood drenched earth.
Peace
cries out the blood soaked fields.

Peace
whispers the veteran of old.
Peace
whispers the veteran of today.
Peace
whispers the veteran of war.

Peace
the goal of peacekeepers.
Peace
the goal of aide workers.
Peace
the goal of each of us.

Peace
in the tears of a fleeing mother.
Peace
in the tears of a refuge child.
Peace
in the tears of a border crossing father.

Peace
a needed desire for nations.
Peace
a needed desire for tribes.
Peace
a needed desire for peoples.

Peace
utters the heartbroken parent.
Peace
utters the heartbroken spouse.
Peace
utters the heartbroken child.

Peace
the hope for broken homes.
Peace
the hope for hurting families.
Peace
the hope for shattered relationships.

Peace
in the heart seeking justice.
Peace
in the heart seeking forgiveness.
Peace
in the heart seeking good for all.

Peace
lingering in the future for our children.
Peace
lingering in the future for our communities.
Peace
lingering in the future for our planet.

Peace
guide for our daily living.
Peace
guide for our healing.
Peace
guide for our hearts.

Peace
the gift of love for neighbour.
Peace
the gift of each of our hearts.
Peace
the gift of the resurrection.

“Peace leave you: my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27

Peace…
Let there be peace.
Peace.