If poverty is the worst form of violence as Mahatma Gandhi said, then generosity might be the best form of peacemaking. When people are impoverished not only does it rob them of their dignity, it can often threaten their very existence. It can lead to unrest and even put countries or neighbors at war with one another. Some might argue that what we need is larger fences and bigger military defense to keep us safe. When poverty makes the world less stable, we are all less safe. When it comes to questions of making the world a safer place; how might your generosity be a force for making peace? Today, seek to be a peacemaker in your family, neighborhood, city, country, or world. Take one step towards making peace by being more generous.
Photo: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt in Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Russia