Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dona Nobis Pacem

Hola Kitties! We are once again participating in the annual BlogBlast 4 Peace. This is the 13th year for one of my favorite blogging events. I've been doing my part since 2011. Mimi Lenox, the founder, wanted to know what would happen if the entire blogosphere posted about world peace on the same day using the same title—Dona Nobis Pacem. It hasn't changed the world—yet—but it's provided some creative and wonderful images of peace. The theme this year is Words Are Powerful. I put together a few peace songs for you.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Words are powerful but as the saying goes, action speaks louder than words, especially when the words you choose are not the right words or the best words. My peace globe in 2015 was not one of my favorite peace posts but every quote was from someone whose actions spoke louder than their words. I quoted the words of Pope Francis, Gandhi, Dr. King, Malala and the Dalai Lama among others who live/d the life they preached.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Choose your words carefully especially in the age of social media. Think before you post something hurtful or divisive. Words should never be used to divide or cause fear. They should unite. In the age of the worldwide web, words are forever. You own your words going forward from the day you type them and hit post, whether you delete them or not.

If you're religious, take a knee and pray for peace. If you're not, take a knee to resist hatred, war and senseless murder that's the result of those not realizing how powerful words can be.

Our words are just that—words—without commitment. Commit yourself to peace. Peaceful rhetoric should stir as much passion as hate speech. Vote for candidates who are committed to working with others worldwide and locally to create a more peaceful world. Namaste and peace out.

Dona Nobis Pacem

27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Great message, CK.

Zoolatry said...

Words matter.

Brian said...

Wonderful post CK and we sure hope humans quit over complicating things!

The Island Cats said...

What a great message for peace, CK.

Caren Gittleman said...

We LOVE this CK!! Just beautiful!!!

Amy Boyer said...

Wonderful! Meowing "Give peace a chance" - so sweet. May it be.

Sherry Marr said...

Wonderful, especially the kitties. Smiles.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful peace post. I love the graphics you made. Nice song list too, I especially like Peace Train. XO

Tink said...

Beautiful globe with a great message.
Peace to you! ☮️

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful message and peace graphic!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Michelle said...

Lovely. :) Best peace blessings.

can't believe this is my 10th anniversary!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely globe and message. There is so much hate and anger in the world today, but peace must win.

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful post ! We're purring for a peaceful world too. Purrs

Jean Neilson said...


Peace...an illusive element in today's society. CK, you've done your part and let's hope one day peace will win out.

Shoko

The Florida Furkids said...

Beautiful post and super graphic. We are purring for peace too.

The Florida Furkids

Tori Khosrovi said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

World Peace!!!
Dona Nobis Pacem!!!

Purrjamm Cats said...

Very well put. We totally agree. Peace is for All. Let's help to spread it World Wide. Peace, Love and Purrs.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You and your adorable friends are sure to make a difference!

Marv Marvelous said...

Most excellent message CK! I LOVE your Peace Posts!
I can't believe We missed this year!
Love and Purrs
Barb and Marv

meowmeowmans said...

You are so right, CK. Your sentiments are more important than ever with all that is going on around us. Hugs and PEACE to you!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Very well spoken, CK, very powerfull message💗Pawkisses for a Peaceful Week ahead🐾😽💞

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Peace. ☮️

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, words matter. May we speak peace.

Eastside Cats said...

It's time for love and peace.

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

I love this graphic so much! Also love what you wrote about taking the knee to pray for peace or to resist hatred. Amen to both.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

CK, that picture of you and the other cats just makes it obvious how your stunningness outshines all other kitties :)

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a wonderful post, CK, and so needed in this time.