If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
— Lao-tse, philosopher, 6th century BC
“This is the world that we live in:
… in 6,000 years of recorded history, there have been 14,000 wars
… $798 billion spent in one year by third-world countries for weapons while their own people starve and live in fear
… In the farthest reaches of the planet, people who have no food have no difficulty finding a gun”
— Watch Heaven’s Key to Peace from the Fatima on Demand Network
Question of the Day: Do I have peace in my heart?
(If yes, what is the source? If no, what has stolen my peace? Must I forgive someone? Must I ask someone to forgive me?)
Prayer of the Day: Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us, that the peace of Christ may dwell in our hearts and that we may spread his peace to everyone we meet.
Scriptures of the Day:
Behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
— The Canticle of Mary, Luke 1:46–56
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
— Matthew 5:9