Change Ourselves, Change the World

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”  
- Mahatma Gandhi


The 4 Components of NVC
  • Observations
  • Feelings
  • Needs
  • Requests

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This material is based on a special sermon series entitled: "World Peace Begins with Inner Peace."  In addition to personal practices, there are prayers and other resources to help you cultivate inner peace.

Making All Things New (Personal Practice - PDF)

Pointing to the Beauty (Personal Practice - PDF)

Intentionality (Personal Practice - PDF)

Anonymous Joy (Personal Practice - PDF)

Faith Practices Index - Reference to other Faith Practice topics and exercises

The Pastor's Blog - more on the topic of Inner Peace and other inspirations (sermon adaptations, etc)

Special Program:  Meditation Series


World Peace

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

Lao-Tse ….  Chinese Philospher - - 6th century BCE


Prayer of St. Francis


Make me an instrument of Your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

Grant that I may not so much

seek to be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love,

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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