The Pamela Positive: May Your Work Bring Just and Lasting PeaceJanuary 25, 2011
President Lincoln advised us… “Whatever work you are devoted to….may it bring just and lasting peace.”
Our respected President Abraham Lincoln brought this to light in his 1865 Inaugural Address. What a calling for each of us to think, as we go about our work each day, how it can bring “just and lasting peace.” And I think work here is not just our professional work, but any task to which we are devoting ourselves. Any project, endeavor, activity — from raising a child to decorating a Valentine’s Day wreath — can have kindness, justice and peace as a necessary ingredient to our performing of it.
President Lincoln says something instrumental here: As we strive for our goal, it should be peace brought between each one us, and then also with all countries. The point here is that gentle justice, no matter how small, and a caring, kind sense of peacefulness in all our interactions, bring that sense of worldwide peace. And it must start with ourselves, our conversations, our actions between each person we meet. That’s a great calling for us in living rightly every day!
Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States, during the Civil War. He was instrumental in ending slavery and is admired for his commitment to national unity, equal rights, liberty, and democracy in America.