Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thougts from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"As I walked toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."

These words from Nelson Mandela remind us all of the simple truth of what it is to be a Peacemaker. Peacemakers are not rich, powerful or full of physical strength. They have the inner fortitude and strength to do what is needed to break free from the prison chains we all have that keep us in the trenches of warfare everyday - whether in South Africa, Afghanistan or even Hometown USA - the inability to forgive those who have caused us either great bodily or emotional trauma or simply cut in front of us in the line at the supermarket.

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