Sunday, November 25, 2012

peacemaker


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. matt 5:9

this may sound like the beginning of a sunday sermon but it's not. it's a confession actually.

today, i made peace with my mother.



happy birthday, mum!
 
"and i realised when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." mitch albom in For One More Day

8 comments:

Andrea Boult said...

This is so sweet. I'm sure your mum is the happiest person today.

Dun mean to sound preachy but most times, when we make peace and forgive, it is more for ourselves than the other; bcoz to forgive is to "set a prisoner free; and to discover that the prisoner is us".

Or, in Jedi-speak:

Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware: Anger, fear, aggression - the dark side, are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

pilocarpine said...

couldnt have agreed more.

Tempus said...

making peace meaning?

doc said...

Andrea,

yes, my mum is.

speaking of prisoners, it's so coincidental that i was reading J. Archer's Only Time Will Tell over the weekend. Jack Tarrant killed 11 enemy soldiers & in doing so, saved his company from certain death. even getting the Vic Cross didn't prevent him from being imprisoned by his act of bravery - he got nightnmares thinking of the 11 that he killed & became a recluse after that. post-traumatice stress disorder, i supposed.

that Jedi-speak is almost similar to : anger leads to fear, & fear leads to hatred, & hatred to the Dark Side.

(you can almost hear the drone of the light sabre)

doc said...

Pilo,

are you a mummy's boy??

doc said...

Tempus,

making peace means no rocket launching like in gaza now.

kc said...

better late than never i guess...

doc said...

KC,

well said!