Banner Photo by Tammy Ljungblad
While I admit I’m not a fan of baseball, I think what happened in Kansas City after the 2015 World Series is fan-tastic. When the triumphant Royals returned from New York, 800,000 Kansas Citians gathered to watch the team parade through downtown.
What made this gathering remarkable is that in spite of the diverse crowd, there were no race riots, no road rage, no lootings or shootings. No black or white — just a lot of people sporting blue. From cops to kids to admiring adults, in adulation forty percent of the entire metropolitan area squeezed into two and a half miles near Union Station, and there was peace.
Photo by David Eulitt
KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte stated, “With hundreds of thousands of people piling into just a few square miles of our city, we made very few arrests, and those were for very minor incidents.” Three arrests, to be exact. A miracle, you think?
Photo by Roy Inman
If we can believe, all things are possible. People living 2,000 years ago didn’t even regard miracles as miraculous; the Jews didn’t have a word for “miracle” because they expected miracles to happen. So, if we can believe, then all things are possible . . . Like moving enormous stones to build the pyramids [and] effecting world peace. (Quantum God, Chapter Four, “Anything Goes”)
Dear heart, like 800,000 crown jewels, we showed that peace aplenty is possible. We were peace.
Photo by Tammy Ljungblad
With blessings for a peaceful new week, I send you love—