NAGASAKI DAY: Transfiguration, a poem by Martha Keys Barker

Nov 6, 2021

Reflecting on Nagasaki Day at Peace Church

Welcome to Peace Church, a spiritual sanctuary for all seeking solace, understanding, and hope. As a place of faith and beliefs, we strive to cultivate a compassionate and inclusive community that fosters personal growth and collective healing. On this special occasion, we invite you to explore the thought-provoking poem 'Transfiguration' written by Martha Keys Barker, which commemorates the significance of Nagasaki Day.

The Poem: 'Transfiguration'

In the realms of literature, poetry often serves as a powerful medium to convey emotions, stories, and reflections, enabling readers to delve deep into the human experience and find connections with their own lives. 'Transfiguration' holds a significant place in our hearts as it captures the essence of Nagasaki Day through the heartfelt words of Martha Keys Barker.

Healing, transforming, ever more than enough. Transfiguration is taking us to the next step. Holding each other’s hands held by God, alive with love’s life; Blessing each other, bless me indeed as a helper! Love tenderizes and heals all sick, softens and enlightens all loveless. Unconditional love brewed, overflowing with peace and joy

Commemorating Nagasaki Day

Nagasaki Day is observed annually on August 9th as a solemn remembrance of the devastating atomic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II. This day serves as a reminder of the horrors of war, highlighting the importance of promoting peace, understanding, and reconciliation among nations.

A Time for Reflection and Hope

At Peace Church, Nagasaki Day holds profound significance as a collective opportunity for deep reflection and fostering a sense of hope in our interconnected world. It allows us to contemplate the consequences of violence and the transformative power of love, forgiveness, and compassion.

Embracing Faith and Beliefs

In our quest for healing and understanding, Peace Church provides a nurturing environment for individuals from diverse faith backgrounds, including but not limited to Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism. We celebrate the rich tapestry of beliefs that contribute to our shared humanity.

A Place of Hope and Healing

Peace Church serves as a sanctuary, offering solace and support to those in need. Our caring community recognizes the importance of walking together on the path of personal growth, healing, and spiritual evolution. We embrace the struggles and joys of life, forging connections that transcend the boundaries of faith.

Community and Society

At Peace Church, we believe in the power of community to inspire positive change and promote the well-being of society as a whole. Our faith-based initiatives extend beyond the confines of our physical space, as we actively engage in projects and collaborate with other organizations to address social issues, promote justice, and work towards creating a more equitable world.

Uniting for a Common Purpose

As members of the Peace Church community, we recognize that our collective strength lies in our commitment to peace, justice, and love. Together, we strive to cultivate an environment where individuals can find support, build meaningful relationships, and work towards building a brighter future.

Join Us at Peace Church

Whether you are seeking spiritual nourishment, a sense of belonging, or a space for reflection, Peace Church welcomes you with open arms. Come and experience the power of faith, compassion, and community as we journey together towards hope, healing, and transformation.

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Chris Pitts
Beautiful and thought-provoking poetry.
Nov 8, 2023