To the Editor:
We just witnessed the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where more than 11,178 athletes from over 205 countries gathered. While their primary focus was to do their best to compete for gold and represent their country, they built new relationships and bridges across national boundaries and political ideologies. They contributed to building a more peaceful world by showing that the human spirit connects each of us as part of one global community. They showed that there is more that unites us, than divides us.
Each one of us, too, contributes to creating a more peaceful world in our own community when we extend a hand to someone in need, assist a child to read, create a job for a person in need, support the farmers market, or welcome a new neighbor. The list is endless and each person can make a difference. As author Max Lucado said so well, “No one can do everything but everyone can do something.”
Join with others for the “Stop the Hate, Show the Love Walk” on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4:45 p.m. beginning at the First United Methodist Church, sponsored by the Clinton Peace Coalition. Then, at 6:30 p.m., attend the free movie, “One Peace at a Time” at 841 13th Ave., N. in Clinton. This film offers inspiration and hope showing ordinary people solving the problems of our time and making a difference.
See www.clintonfranciscans. com for more details.
Nancy Miller, OSF
Franciscan Peace Center, Clinton
To the Editor: