Thursday, September 21, 2006

Coincidence?


This picture is the Japanese word for peace. I found it through Google images. There were several different versions, and I imagine the variations came from individual handwriting.
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Peace and Justice is a theme that has been on my mind for some months now. I've been tuned in when friends from different churches make reference to the Peace and Justice Committee at those churches. Our church does not have such a committee. Yet.
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This morning, in the span of ten minutes, I received two emails. The first came through my school email account and was from the Upper School Director of Quakerism. Jim wrote: Today is the International Day of Peace. There will be a one minute moment of silence held throughout the world as each time zone reaches 12:00 noon.
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The second email came through my personal account and was from my friend Frank. He wanted to share his newest poem. You can read it by clicking the link "Frank's Poetry" to the right.
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Coincidence? I think not.

1 comment:

frank said...

The japanese kanjies sound heiwa. the First kanji means 'even'. the second kanji means 'life'. Together they mean a peaceful life with out bumps.