Friday, November 28, 2008

Love will find a way

My friend Robert Buckman, an Army Reservist on duty in Baghdad, shared with me a letter home that a sergeant in his unit wrote earlier this week. Whatever we may think about the reasons we sent U.S. forces over there, this glimpse at one soldier's thinking deserves reflection.

My friends, it has been over a year since I set foot in God's country, four years to the day since I left it, the first time. I can tell you that in this past year I have seen miracles. I have seen compassion and love and friendship and hope and promise for a brighter future. I have seen the effects of ignorance and greed and intolerance. I had my life threatened and protected by divine intervention. I have faced rocket and mortar attack, and always kept a smile on my face. I have seen friends pass from this world at the hands of evil men. I have seen lives turned around after experiencing compassion and love. It has been an enriching and satisfying journey. My family has grown to include these wonderful people. It seems that I now have two countries that I call home. How blessed I am.

This is such a noble cause: World Peace. My sword is my compassion. My shield is my hope. My armor is the love in my heart. My compass is my faith.

I urge all of you to take up this cause and reach out to your neighbors and those whom you have yet to meet and extend your heart in compassion and good will. I have found that Good Will transcends language and culture. It is so powerful!

We all have much work to do in order to save our world. We are all well capable of doing it. Like the four little men who saved their "middle" earth. We too, can save our world. Love will find a way. Listen to your heart.

Much Love and Many Blessings to you all.


David Kalikiano Perry

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