In Greek, "eirenepoios" means peacemaker.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Recorded words of Jesus - Matthew 5:9.)

Each of us can choose to herald peace...allow it to flow through us much as the layered tones and muted shadings of light and dark fuse themselves amongst these multi-colored leaves.

Will we - created by each stroke of the Master's hand, memorably different from one another in hue and saturation, in personality and temperament... be viewed as the gentle brushwork of His heart within our culture? Will we live out our uniqueness in harmony and grace, or will we be like broken limbs and torn leaves whose withered beauty resists time and torrent resulting in our collective demise.

In unity there is strength.

"Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic." ~ Herman Melville