When Mike and I were walking around our little town a few weeks ago when checking out the farmers market, we walked into Brad Walkers pottery shop. He didn't have much to sell, but his potters wheel was in the back and so was he. He had a poster on his wall with a quote that I asked him about. He said he wrote it. I asked if he had the poster for sale and he didn't, but he gave me a postcard sized version of it and this is what is says:
From greed, fear is born.
From fear, mistrust and violence arise.
From compassion, understanding is born.
From understanding, forgiveness is born.
From forgiveness, trust is possible.
From trust, peace is set in motion.