This lovely anti-war ballad turned me on to John McCutcheon years ago. It still brings tears to my eyes, no kidding. I've watched it several times the last few weeks. John, a gifted musician and songwriter, inspires me over and over. Here's a Christmas treat of 6 1/2 minutes of beauty:
One of the most violent and dangerous cities on earth is but a thirty minute stroll from my front door. By a deliberate and difficult act of my will, I choose to look with compassion on the drug cartel members whose war of greed is waged with actions that are sub-human by any definition.
I cannot change them, but I can refuse to retaliate with hate. I will regard them with compassion. I will not lower myself. Lovc...always love.
Merry Christmas, Everyone! May peace prevail on earth!