World in Turmoil

​​I’m sure all are currently in shock with the events spilling onto the streets of the United States and now spreading to protests in cities across the world. A few statements I have heard in the media over the last few days have resonated with me in the hope of bringing peace to the world. One was a quote by John F Kennedy, 58 years ago, who stated, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” The other was a question asking, “What kind of world do we want to live in? That answer takes moral leadership. We need to take it upon ourselves to be leaders and set an example of the kind of world we want to live in.” I shared a YouTube clip called “Imagine. Song for the World” with staff as part of our staff meeting on Wednesday. This version of John Lennon’s song was made specifically as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic but is just as relevant to the current turmoil in the US. You can watch the video here

May we all pray for peace across our world.