“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding”- Albert Einstein
One hundred years ago, December 1914, there was a remarkable Christmas Eve truce between German and British soldiers during WWI.
Called “The Christmas Truce” soldiers held joint burials for the dead, shared dinner, exchanged gifts, caroled and even played matches with improvised soccer balls.
Here is a dramatization of the event by the Sainsbury supermarket.
The interesting thing is that it was possible because the soldiers had the opportunity to meet each other face to face. Our lesson was that face to face meetings and interaction are the best way possible to achieve peace in all areas of our life.
When peace seems insurmountable, know that it is possible. But it requires effort, understanding and time.
One hundred years ago, in a place that was hell on earth, soldiers found a way to find peace on earth. Even if that for a short while.
Imagine what we could do if we concentrated on it.
Wishing you peace this Christmas.
Tina Nocera, Founder