As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
Dedication: These thoughts are dedicated to those who spoke of love, peace, unity in a recent faith dialogue that I attended with regards to the St. Frances and the Sultan, who was considered the Apostle of Peace. I was particularly reflective upon the attempt to continue the efforts for peaceful dialogues, that truly did uplift the spirt. I was grateful that there are individuals who truly do desire: unity, love and peace, especially from the divides that stem from religion. Let us hope that words and attempts such as these can create a loving embrace for all kinds of religions / faiths. The believers and non-believers.
St. Francis and The Sultan.
"In 1219 St. Francis and Brother Illuminato accompanied the armies of western Europe to Damietta, Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade. His desire was to speak peacefully with Muslim people about Christianity, even if it mean dying as a martyr. He tried to stop the Crusaders from attacking the Muslims at the Battle of Damietta, but failed. After the defeat of the western armies, he crossed the battle line with Brother Illuminato, was arrested and beaten by Arab soldiers, and eventually was taken to the sultan, Malek al-Kamil.
My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)