Far From any Battlefields

O Light of Life, Light of Love,
You who shine from every heart here:

In this lovely blue and green and gold place
on the flanks of the mountains
and on the banks of the rivers,
we are far from any battlefields.
It can be hard to believe in the reality of war.

But war is all too real.
And even here,
mothers and fathers and sisters
and brothers and friends and lovers
are mourning beloveds who were soldiers.

May we honor the dead
by remembering:
it is possible to live in peace.

May we transform possibility
into reality.

Blessed be.