Here are questions from one of the stories in the character skills book, Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures:
Do you think one individual can make a difference and influence a community?
How can rumors create conflict?
What are alternatives to violence and war?
Why do you think the Mukies were able to live without conflicts?
One of the characters in the book expressed the beliefs and hopes of St. Francis of Assisi in his prayer:
My wish is that peace may begin with me.
Where there is hatred, may I create love.
Where there is discord, may I create unity.
Where there is doubt, may I have faith.
Where there is falsehood, may I find truth.
Where there is ignorance, may I find learning.
Where there is despair, may I create hope.
Where there is sadness, may I bring joy.
May I realize that it is not as important to be understood,
as it is to understand,
and to be loved, as it is to love.
May I realize that it is in giving that I receive,
and in pardoning that I am pardoned.
This is adapted from the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
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Lee Jackson, CFCS
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