“Let’s visualize what a peaceful world will look like. For this month’s peace challenge, I challenge you to publish what your dream of peace looks like…”
I observed with unabashed joy as the Red Robin soared through the clear southern sky, floating effortlessly in unison with the gentleness of the wind. I watched the strong and agile wings on this striking bird, swaying back and forth above the earth as all the human inhabitants scurried about tending to their busy lives below, oblivious of its flight. To my delight the bird landed swiftly, perching on top of an auburn branch connected to a huge and beautiful oak tree, mere yards from the park bench where I was sitting. It was a breezy summer day and a glorious way to welcome a much-anticipated Saturday afternoon. I contemplated how Red Robins are eye catching with their vibrant red color and their ability to greet daybreak with a song, unique to their own species. These thoughts brought an instant smile to my lips. I believe when one finds simplistically beautiful traits in nature one can find beauty in all things. The bird suddenly flew away leaving the sound of fluttering branches behind as it ascended, back into the heavens and within that precise moment, I realized one cannot change the way of their nature, just like the Red Robin cannot change the brilliant red color of their bodies or the song they are born to sing.
Imagine, if our true Peacemakers were allowed free reign and the peace-breakers of the world were stripped of power.