A few days ago I had the idea to send a song to a few friends and family (a musical reflection to Jesus’ Beatitude, Blessed are the Peacemakers).
After one friend heard the song, she replied with a sentiment that I shared with my extended list of friends and family. The responses to The Way of Peace poured in and referenced the song’s relevance to the peace we need in an unprecedented time of uncertainty and suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many expressed gratitude after hearing the piece.
I recently heard a story on TV the other day about a phenomenon called "The Mother Teresa Effect." Apparently, after seeing images of Mother Teresa expressing love to the people in India, people felt much better.
There are many intangibles we don’t understand,â€?such as love and how it affects people. Just a few weeks ago, our country and even some of our families were divided. But now, this virus has brought the entire world to its knees. We are united in this with an opportunity to open ourselves to each other. Sending this song is my way of connecting to you in this fellowship of hope and encouragement.
I invite each of you who have heard The Way of Peace to share it with others. Hopefully, this can help.
(sheet music available)