Today all over the web you are going to be reading blogs asking for peace and some will be giving you quick easy fixes for obtaining it. I even read one quote that said the object of war is peace. Hello? The object of war is to get one’s own way. Do things my way and we’ll get along just fine.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think wanting peace is a great idea. I am not belittling anybody who is blogging for that endeavor. Even so, we are going to have to do more than “want” and “blog”. For peace to become a reality, there are going to have to be some major world changes, and everybody is going to have to participate and agree. (If you’re disagreeing with these thoughts, you’re already well on your way to grasping the problem.)
First off, all things are going to have to be equal and uniform. No one can have more — or less — than anyone else, ever. That means we will all have to share the same belief system. Plus, we all have to drive the same car — or we all have to have no car at all. We all have to live in identical homes — or we all have to have no homes at all. None of us may have more or less money than our neighbors. None of us may have more or less power than our neighbors. None of us may have more or less prestige than our neighbors. Every single man, woman and child in the world has to be treated equally by every other man, woman and child in the world.
But, you say, that’s ridiculous and impossible! Then so is the notion of peace. As soon as there is inequality in resources, there is want and resentment — which leads to arguments, sides being taken, lines being crossed and guns being drawn. Of course it isn’t wholly that simplistic, but you get the idea.
It is my belief that Peace will come to the earth only when the Prince of Peace reigns.
1 Like a branch that sprouts from a stump, someone from David’s family will someday be king. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will be with him to give him understanding, wisdom, and insight. He will be powerful, and he will know and honor the LORD. 3 His greatest joy will be to obey the LORD. This king won’t judge by appearances or listen to rumors. 4 The poor and the needy will be treated with fairness and with justice. His word will be law everywhere in the land, and criminals will be put to death. 5 Honesty and fairness will be his royal robes. 6 Leopards will lie down with young goats, and wolves will rest with lambs. Calves and lions will eat together and be cared for by little children. 7 Cows and bears will share the same pasture; their young will rest side by side. Lions and oxen will both eat straw. 8 Little children will play near snake holes. They will stick their hands into dens of poisonous snakes and never be hurt. 9 Nothing harmful will take place on the LORD’s holy mountain. Just as water fills the sea, the land will be filled with people who know and honor the LORD.
We should by all means act peaceably and strive for peace; comport yourselves with love, justice and compassion for all; spread the good news that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, will rule a world free of want or hostility; work toward the realization of the kingdom of heaven and pray unceasingly for peace and for guidance in our roles as peacemakers.