It is being reported that thousands of people are fleeing the city of Aleppo. It makes me wonder as I watch these civilians: how many of them really wanted war? Didn't most of them just want to live quiet, peaceful lives where they could enjoy their friends and family and take care of their basic needs? Many of them, I'm sure, are praying for peace through this Ramadan. But their voices get drowned out in the midst of the loud noise of war.
The girl shown here didn't ask for this war. We should practice "listening between the lines" for those quiet voices for peace, attuning with them, and praying with them.