Enemies Reach Out In Peace
November 2, 2016jsc
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”. Math 5, 44
"If you want to make peace, don't talk to your friends, talk to your enemies"
Desmond Tutu quoted in The Week, January 13, 2017
If enemies cannot yet forgive as Love commands, surely a measure of love is talking to each other. Person to person in a safe space, enemies reaching out and listening to each other to build the bonds of trust needed to stop the killing and end our war weary age, peacefully.
The alternative could well be World War III.
In that spirit I have been praying for guidance in the matter of my duty as a devoutly Roman Catholic Christian to reach out in love to those who define me as enemy, domestic and foreign.
Today God answered my prayer as I read, *“Breaking with nearly 15 years of public silence, Sayed Muhammad Tayeb Agha, who until recently was the Taliban’s chief negotiator and head of their political commission, issued a letter about peace talks to the insurgency’s supreme leader over the summer and discussed it in an interview with The New York Times this month, his first on the record with a Western publication in years.”
It is my intent to reach out to Sayed Muhammad Tayeb Agha, and others (** see boko-haram below) … as enemies reach out in peace in the safety of virtual space.
Peacemakers on all side welcome to the Global Peace Conference table, a sacred virtual space dedicated to ending war forever.
Let the listening begin: