Peace

Peace is one of my favorite things.  Not just inner peace, but a nation at peace.

While I live and work in the USA right now, I have another nation–Cote d’Ivoire.  It’s not at peace. In fact, it’s experiencing a full blown war.  I’m grieved to tune into BBC and see what’s going on.  I’ve experienced the mortars and the bullets flying.  It’s not something I’d wish on anyone.

It grieves me that people are dying.  It pains me that President Gbagbo won’t cede power.  I’m disappointed that the US government will involve itself in Libya, but won’t do more than talk at Cote d’Ivoire. Yesterday I was jazzed that things could happen without intervention; today I just want someone to make it stop.

President Gbagbo, you have the power to bring peace back to the nation you’ve loved and invested in.  Please do it.  Please make this mess stop.  Please become a Man of Peace.

*Please note–this expresses my feelings and mine alone.  They do not represent the opinions of anyone else.  Please don’t assign them to anyone or anything else.  I only speak and write for myself.*

photo courtesy of United Nations Photo

Today I’m participating in Lisa Jo’s/The Gypsy Mama‘s Five Minute Friday. Today’s prompt? “Favorite Things” The instructions? Set the timer for 5 minutes, write and don’t edit. Post. Not too difficult. Go over to her site and see what others have to say about today’s topic, then do your own and link up!

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7 Responses to “Peace”

  1. Jamie @ Six Bricks HighApril 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Peace, I think I take it for granted most of the time. It is truly something to be thankful for.

    I’m visiting by way of Gypsy Mama today.

  2. DouglasApril 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    I was the post-er after you at the Gypsy Mama. She suggested some comment love for the five minuter
    who linked up before. So here I am. I am glad to be in prayerful agreement for the peace of your nation, Cote d’Ivoire.

    May the God of peace move in the hearts of the leaders of the Cote d’Ivoire, so that a permanent peace can be built. Amen!!

  3. thefarmerfilesApril 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    I read about the Ivory Coast today, and thought of you. I don’t know anyone else that has lived there. I just remember you had. It is very sad what is happening there.

  4. AimeeApril 2, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    I’m in complete agreement with you. It’s so frustrating to see how stubborn and foolish people can be and the death and grieving that happens because of it.

  5. SherylApril 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by Jamie, Douglas, Farmerfiles, and my sweet Aimee. I appreciate the prayers you may offer for Cote d’Ivoire—it’s still a heart wrenching situation. Thanks for remembering me, too, Farmerfiles. It’s somehow comforting to look at a map or hear news and connect it to people.

  6. CherylApril 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    With you in prayer for Cote d’Ivoire.

  7. SherylApril 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Merci, Soul. It’s tearing me up a bit today.

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