The numbers above are estimated death toll of some wars.
The world peace utopia has been a topic for thinkers and philosophers since ancient time. A multitude of theories for achieving world peace have been proposed and debated, for instance, peace through strength (e.g. Pax Romana, Pax Americana), Marxism, democracy, globalization, economic reforms, and religious methods. Different parts (nations) of our world have adopted different philosophies towards ensuring peace, by means of internal or cooperative measures.
Oh! I am so blessed to live in Europe, it is almost like an overprotected greenhouse!
Mary is a gift that Jesus left for us as our Mother. We are all the time under her eyes, and as is the instinct of a mother, whenever she sees her children suffer, her heart will have greater pain. So, in how much pain is Mary when she is watching over us in suffering? How sad is she when people are killing and hurting each other in name of God? Maybe at the end, there are more than seven swords through her heart.
Through the ages, Mary has kept company to Saints and Apostles, and we should not forget that she is also with us or how happy she is if we ask her to be with us! Some of my priest friends often remind me that Mary is a tender mother. Like other mothers, she always wants to stay close and listen to her children.
In Spain the first Sunday of May is Mother's Day. What would Mother Mary want for this special day? Maybe a decade of the rosary, in which every Ave Maria becomes a rose for her!
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About the Author
Yiran, or Maria Micaela. Born in China as a Protestant Christian but baptised in Spain (2015), being the only Catholic in the family. I came to Turku as an Erasmus exchange student and I stayed for my MSc studies. I'm also a participant of the Youth Weekends at Stella Maris.
Cooking, running and photography are my hobbies.