People often talk about ‘peace’, but what does it really mean and is it even possible?
Well, by ‘peace’ people often mean ‘no injuries inflicted by another’. So there would basically be no more wars, no more terrorism, etc. They therefore believe that by governments doing the right thing at the right time and putting up enough banners and sending enough aid, that everything will be fine.
The problem, I believe, runs much, much deeper than that. Yes, you can do some things to stop people ‘acting’ in a certain manner, but that only leads to stifled emotions and feelings, not authentic peace. There will always be people who are hurt, selfish, bitter, angry and by simply making a few extra laws the problems won’t just go away.
Does that mean we just give up and let people get killed? Not at all! Do we start with our own heart? Definitely.