Peace is so much more than the absence of war!
Peace means to be at ease with your family, your neighbours and your world.
Peace means to have the ability to walk down any street in your community at any hour in the knowledge that you are safe from personal threat and more than that that behind every door is a neighbour ready to help you.
Peace requires that each of us has:
- safe sustainable housing
- food that maintains health
- meaningful work and leisure activity.
Peace means we live in a state of love and respect towards ourselves, all humanity and God's creation.
Peace means that we live with less so that other can live with more.
Living in peace means we do good because it is the right thing to do not for a reward.
Peace means we live sustainable lifestyles.
Living in peace means tolerance for difference and living a Christ filled life leading by example not by threats and fear.
And seeking peace always means that we
"[give] thank always for all the things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesian 5:20