For many years I’ve read and re-read the writings of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. His writings on mindfulness and peace are well known, but this is perhaps one of my favourite quotations (many can be found on the web if you don’t have his books)
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/thich-nhat-hanh-quotes_3
‘There’s a room provided –
a room set aside for contemplation,
meditation, reflection, prayer
for those of any faith or none.’
On reflection, what faith would
condone massacre, bloodshed,
rape, self-immolation or torture?
Those following religions often
find barriers to understanding
in suspicion, hatred and fear.
Fear of the unfamiliar, unknown
feeds suspicion and unrest.
What faith can overcome this?
There’s a room provided
for those of any faith or none.
Is there room for peace?