The world is in a big mess. The same statement was said ten years ago, fifty years ago, two hundred years ago, even two thousand years ago. It’s always been a huge mess. Don’t you wonder why? What is it that makes the human race go for the throat over land, possessions, and, especially, religion? We are, after all, charged to love one another, are we not? Isn’t that what God commanded? And since we profess to follow Him, wouldn’t it be just and right to love one another? Why, then, do we, as a whole, disobey Him? Simple. It’s called free will. He gave us the ultimate gift when He gave us free will. One would think that if God wanted us to love one another, He wouldn’t have done that. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we didn’t have to decide who we love and who we don’t? But God doesn’t want living, breathing puppets. He doesn’t want the world to love Him simply because He is God. He wants us to love Him because it is OUR choice to do so. That is what paved the way for the biggest Gift of all, the one that keeps on giving, the Son of the Living God, Jesus. Because of our free will, we need Jesus. Because He became human like us, we find it easier to relate to, (ie; love) Him. God gives Himself over to us in ways we can understand.
So why, then, is our beautiful world in such a mess? Why do we not exercise the freedom of choice in favor of love? Why is the human race so prone to war over worldly goods, sometimes even in the name of God? Good question. Who knows? I cannot possibly fathom the reasons why and only a fool would try to second guess the Creator. What a ridiculous concept! All I know is we need to pray for peace. We must pray for peace. We need to call upon God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary, and all the angels and saints.
You don’t have to pray a complicated prayer. I’m pretty sure “Lord, please send Your peace to all the world” will suffice. Pray with your heart and pray often. The world needs your prayers.
A friend of mine, Prof. Patricia Ellyn Powell, asked for a custom rosary with which she could pray for peace. Her inspiration was Mother Theresa as she was known for praying for each continent of the world. It required the making of one decade for each of the seven continents. Individually, the seven decades were to be a certain color depicting the continent it was meant for. And as luck (not really luck, I don’t believe in luck. I choose to believe in God-incidence) I was able to find some 12mm beads that are miniature world globes inlaid with semi precious stones. Beautiful! However, I also made a simplified version using the same concept with a five decade rosary. And I made a little adjustment as to which colors depict which continents as follows:
Green – North America. Blue – South America. Purple – Europe. Amber – Australia. Red – Asia. Black – Africa. White – Antarctica. The rest is filled in with clear crystal beads with an aurora borealis finish. The first Pater bead is the world globe bead. Each bead is hand wrapped and strong. It’s not likely this rosary will ever break no matter how often it is used. The love we have for our fellow-man should be so strong, don’t you think?
I already have a Pray for Peace rosary listed using all world globes for the Pater beads. It is a little more expensive than this one will be but, boy, it sure is beautiful! See it below:
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