The Politics of Peace

MLK.jpgPoliticians of every persuasion need our prayers today. We elect them to bring us peace, security and happiness, and yet they are wholly unable to deliver these things because peace, security and happiness come from within and not without; they are qualities of soul and not commodities that can be bought and sold at any political price.

The presence of anger, fear and suffering in our hearts is the source of the problems we employ politicians to cure. Only by dealing with these things in our hearts first can we give our leaders a hope of achieving the goals they set out in their manifesto’s.

So guard your heart. Peace in the world begins there. Security for our world begins there. Happiness for our world begins there. And every day you do so, you cast a vote for world peace, global security and universal happiness.