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Imagine. Imagine a world at peace, a world without wars, a world where the most vulnerable could find safety.
Imagine. Imagine a world where no one was hungry, a world where no one was homeless, a world where the most powerless were given a voice.
Imagine. Imagine a world like that.
John Lennon penned these words of hope and inspiration when he wrote his famous song, ‘Imagine’.
It is worth looking again at his words:
‘Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.
You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one.
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man.
Could we, in reality, imagine such a world?
As the problems of our country and our world grow deeper, we need some dreamers.
We need a voice of hope, not of hate.
We need a voice of truth, not of turbulence.
We need a voice that will inspire with values of integrity and honour.
We need a voice to show us the way in these disturbing times.
We need a voice we can trust.
There are many voices shouting at us these days, there are many voices that do not call for peace at this time.
In all the shouting and the arguing and the anger, let us take time to find a quiet place and listen.
Let us listen for that whisper, the voice of truth, the one that comes from the Prince of Peace himself.