Monday, October 13, 2008

World Peace

Here is a story told in a conference that I've attended, read and ponder the essence of the story.

A kind man was conversing with two of his friends. The man asked one of them, "How do you know when the night is over and a new day has begun?"

His friend replied,"When you look in the east and can distinguish a sheep from a goat, then you know the night is over and a new day has begun."

He asked the second one the same question. He replied, "When you look into the distance and can distinguish an olive tree from a fig tree, then you know morning has come and a new day has begun."

Then the two friends asked him back the same question.

He thought for a while and then said, "When you look into the east and see the face of a woman and can say, "She is my sister, and when you look into the West and see the face of a man and can say,"He is my brother, then you know the light of a new day has come."

The story reminds us of brotherhood. If only all the hatred that exists among people can be erased and replaced with love for our fellow human beings, then maybe world peace wouldn't seem impossible after all.

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