18September2019

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What are Vitamins for the Heart? Additionally to the physical help for us the spiritual support has likewise a big meaning. ‘Vitamins for the Heart’ is the title of series in which we publish new articles monthly. The Vitamins are compositions out of texts, which we are friendly allowed by the authors to present on our webpage. Because we had many positive reactions to the vitamins we also want to present them on our webpage and hope that they will also bring many others a big pleasure.

Vitamins for the Heart

Meet the Peacemakers

A compilation:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5:9 NIV.

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed. – The 14th Dalai Lama (b. 1935)

We who work for peace must not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for peace and to live the way of peace; to inspire others, we must continue to think of peace and to know that peace is possible. – Peace Pilgrim (1908–1981), born Mildred Lisette Norman, pacifist and peace activist.

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 Tzu (570–490 BC).

The followers of Jesus have been called to peace. When He called them they found their peace, for He is their peace. But now they are told that they must not only have peace but make it. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945), German Lutheran pastor and theologian.

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926), Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist.

If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world. – Thomas Merton (1915–1968), Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic.

Peacemaking is a healing process and it begins with me, but it does not end there. – Gene Knudsen Hoffman (1919–2010), writer and peace activist.

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but also humility. – Nelson Mandela (b. 1918), South African statesman and recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

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