Peace on earth and goodwill towards all who do not discriminate, always follow the rules, and will never do anyone any harm.
How did humanity take a sharp turn and go from WE to ME in just a few years? Peace on earth. It doesn’t feel like it. The world is full of conflict. Since the angels’ announcement, we have seen an endless string of wars. The peace announced by the angels was very different than the end of the war itself because fighting and war have gone on forever.
So many people strive for one thing more than any other—peace. The reason they seek it is because there’s no lasting comfort or freedom in their lives. It’s like they are always unsettled. The Bible defines peace primarily in three ways.
- Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King
- “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” Chuck Palahniuk
- “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi
Peace and conflict studies identify and analyze violent and nonviolent behaviors as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts including social conflicts, with a view toward understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition.
Psychological peace: Comfort within.
Relational peace: Harmony among humanity.
Spiritual peace: Among all men. women, children, animals, and plants.
Multiple threats of violence and actual attacks are reality of American life. Experts blame dehumanizing and apocalyptic language.
Real peace is found only inside. Remember, believe in yourself and keep the faith!