1. We pray for peace, but the war goes on,
the war goes on:
men and women are fighting on,
everyone of us fighting on

Jesus give us peace
in our hearts and lives.
From the cross you give
your peace to the world.
Jesus give us peace.

2. We make our vows and we break them too,
we break them too;
resolutions that just fall through,
everyone of them fallen through.

3.So touch our eyes so we see again,
we see again,
knowing everyone as a friend —
everybody is Your dear friend.

1986. All God's gifts are meant to be shared, to be like pebbles falling into still water, the ripples spreading wider and wider. Peace in the international community was a pre-occupation for many through much of the 1980's, in no small part due to the ongoing escalation of nuclear weapons in the USA and USSR. The end of the Cold War has shifted the focus, but there is obviously no less a need for peace at all levels - personal and interpersonal, national and international.

2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.