How Blest are Those...How blest are those who know their need of God, the kingdom of Heaven is theirs
How blest are the sorrowful, for they shall find consolation
How blest are those of a gentle spirit, they shall have the earth for their possession.
How blest are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail, they shall be satisfied.
How blest are those who show mercy, mercy shall be shown to them
How blest are those whose hearts are pure, they shall see God.
How blest are the peacemakers, God shall call them his sons.
How blest are those who have suffered persecution for the cause of right, the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
THE TOLLING BELL - John Donne (1572 - 1631)"Now this Bell tolling for another says to me - thou must die. No man is an Island entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friends or of thy own were. Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the Bell tolls; it tolls for thee".
May sky be peaceful,
May atmosphere be peaceful,
May earth be peaceful,
May waters be peaceful,
May plants be peaceful,
May all the objects be peaceful,
May peace itself be peaceful,
May that peace come unto me.