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October 11, 2000

Where hate rules, let us bring love;
where sorrow, joy.

Let us strive more to comfort
others than to be comforted,
to understand others,
than to be understood,
to love others more than to be loved.

For it is in giving that we receive,
and in pardoning that we are pardoned.

- Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi


October 18, 2000

You are my shepherd.
I shall not want.
You cradle me in green pastures.
You lead me beside the still waters.
You restore my soul.
You guide me in paths of righteousness for You are righteous.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and staff comfort me.
You spread a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You soothe my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in Your house forever.

- The Bible, Psalm 23


October 23, 2000

When dreaming, I'm guided through another world
Time and time again
At sunrise I fight to stay asleep
'Cause I don't want to leave the comfort of this place
'Cause there's a hunger, a longing to escape
From the life I live when I'm awake

So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Can you take me higher?
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To the place with golden streets

Although I would like our world to change
It helps me to appreciate
Those nights and those dreams
But, my friend, I'd sacrifice all those nights
If I could make the Earth and my dreams the same
The only difference is
To let love replace all our hate

So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Up high I feel like I'm alive for the very first time
Up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

- "Higher" by Creed


October 28, 2000

"Let us therefore no longer pass judgement on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another."

- The Bible, Romans 14:13


November 7, 2000

This ain't comin' from no prophet
Just an ordinary man
When I close my eyes I see
The way this world shall be
When we all walk hand in hand
When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there's shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud
'Cause we shall be free
When we're free to love anyone we choose
When this world's big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Have a little faith
Hold out
'Cause we shall be free

And when money talks for the very last time
And nobody walks a step behind
When there's only one race and that's mankind
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out
We shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, have a little faith

We shall be free

- "We Shall Be Free" from the Garth Brooks album The Chase


November 25, 2000

The Lord is my light and my salvation,
whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life's refuge,
of whom should I be afraid?
One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

- The Bible, Psalm 27


December 8, 2000

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

- "Imagine" by John Lennon


December 24, 2000

Everything's different
But nothing has changed
Are we going in circles
It's Christmas again.
Can't you hear the sleigh bells ring
All our voices unite
And look up to the Heavens
See the stars shinning bright

Everybody needs a little lovin'
Around Christmas time
Somehow you got to know you're gonna be all right
Do you remember how it used to be
Sitting under the Christmas tree
In your heart you'll
Find the season

We've been blessed by the children
Black, Yellow and White
They believe in the things
We try to deny
So throw down your weapons
But continue the fight
And let's love one another
On this Holy night

Everybody need a little lovin'
Around Christmas time
Somehow you got to know you're gonna be all right
Do you really remember how it use to be
Sitting under the Christmas tree
In your heart you'll
Find the season

Oh, reach down inside your heart
and see all the love
Oh, in your heart you'll
Find the reason

- From "Christmas Time" by Hanson


January 7, 2001

Hear our prayer O Lord...
for animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death....
And for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.

- Albert Schweitzer


January 28, 2001

Be ye all of one mind,
having compassion for one another,
love as bretheren,
be considerate, be courteous,
not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult:
but instead, blessing.

- The Bible, I Peter 3:8-9


September 25, 2001

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only love can do that.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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