Replace war with power of love

Dear editor,

As we approach Remembrance Day, let us reflect on the impact of global warring.

Dear editor,

As we approach Remembrance Day, let us reflect on the impact of global warring.

As global warming impacts on each and every one of us, so does war.

It is not just the adolescent in Angola clutching an AK47 as if it were the mother that he never knew or the mother in Syria clutching her child to her bosom as if to feed life back into its lifeless body or the mother in Canada looking out the window and praying to wake before the sombre-faced soldiers deliver their news, but all of us who are diminished by the loss of another link.

The chain that we form as an organism on this planet is each day being weakened by war. This weakening is opening us up to disease, closing us off emotionally and polluting us morally.

Cancer fills the missing links, children spray bullets at school and we try to fill the emptiness with the energy that we take from each other emotionally.

Politicians can, at best, prevent war but only we can create peace.  Peace comes from within.

There has never been a greater urgency for each of us all to find peace; to smile, to forgive and most of all to love. Love can be neither given nor taken away from us; we can only BE in love.

So let us reclaim our immense power — the power of love. Let us wage love for our country, our planet and the survival of humankind. And let us honour the many who have given their lives so that we can understand this.

Gary Fort,

Courtenay

Editor’s note: Gary Fort is an Angolan War veteran.

Just Posted

Transitioning back into the world

Courtenay man had been living outdoors before starting Sally Ann program

A cuddle and a coffee: Six Island towns named among Canada’s most cozy

Sidney, Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Tofino and Ucluelet crack Expedia’s top 40

Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop in need of bicycles for youngsters, gifts for teens

Santa’s Workshop, at 464 Puntledge Road (formerly the Red Cross building), is… Continue reading

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Liquor store robbery suspect arrested

The Comox Valley RCMP have identified the suspect in relation to the… Continue reading

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Most Read