Saturday, December 08, 2007

Free Burma Petition

I've taken the Free Burma petition widget off The Mercy Blog. Not because I've stopped praying for that beautiful, broken land, far from it, but I reckon those of you who were going to sign the petition via the widget will have done so, and for the rest it'll have become just that ugly big red box on the top right they have to look past to see the top of the archive list. So it's gone.

But please, do continue to pray. For the monks and nuns of Burma, it's not over. Not by any means. Many more have died than has been reported; many more have been disappeared , and fabricated charges are being brought against at least one of their leaders.

Just as with her own life
A mother shields her child,
her only child, from hurt
Let all-embracing thoughts
For all beings be yours. 

Cultivate a limitless heart of goodwill
For all throughout the cosmos,
In all its height, depth and breadth -
Love that is untroubled
And beyond hatred or enmity. 

(The Karaniya Metta Sutta)


Jan said...

You spoke well. Prayers are definitely needed--and love. Thank you also for the poetry. Spoke to my soul.

Mike Farley said...

I accidentally rejected a comment Lindy left - clicked the wrong link - and silly Blogger won't let me undo it. She said:

"Great poem Mike. And thank you for reminding me... yes, I need reminders I am sorry to say. I will hold Burma in my prayers.


Sorry Lindy!