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Seeking Peace in our own Community

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I have rarely in my life been so certain about what is morally right in our troubled world,

...but every person I know will voice support and admiration for President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people over and against the unjust war of Vladimir Putin. But we are all left to flounder over what to do, just railing at our TV and boycotting Russian vodka, I don't drink, is not enough.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent for the Christian Church. It is meant to be a time of prayer and fasting and preparation for the great feast of Easter. Might I suggest that we use these next 40 days to turn inward and ask, "How can I be more focused on seeking peace and compassion in the world I face every day?" Yes, we must pray for Zelensky, but finding a path built on kindness and justice in America and Memphis is where our efforts can bring about real change. Putin has shown us that there is indeed evil in the world. We resist it by seeking peace in our own community. In addition, God bless the people of Ukraine. This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.