Why Not Us?

Sweden's Uppsala University. Home of the newest Rotary Peace Institute

Good Morning, God!

While I was looking through the latest Rotarian magazine, this photo caught my eye.

It was a photo of Sweden’s Uppsala University which is hosting the newest Rotary Peace Center. I think its official name is the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Conflict resolution — what a good idea, God — training people in how to resolve conflicts peacefully. All of us, everywhere, could benefit from that.

I was really pleased to learn that Rotary International already has seven Peace Centers around the world — one of them at Duke/University of North Carolina,. But, then I asked myself, “Why not US — why not us here in Hawaii?”

For YEARS, God, I have wanted us to have a Peace Academy at Pearl Harbor. I had thought it would be a great way to observe the 50th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attack.  Then, again, I thought it would be a great way to observe the 60th anniversary. And now 2016 will be the 75th anniversary. 

I am just putting this “thought” out there, God. We have Annapolis, West Point and Colorado Springs — why not Pearl Harbor? Why not take something horrible and redeem it? So, God, since You are big on Blessing the Peace Makers, I thought I’d ask You for a little help with this. Or, maybe a lot of help. Please?

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