Bridges to peace can easily be built [Archives:2005/817/Letters to the Editor]
I wish I could agree with you. History and current events appear to argue the other conclusion that this world will never know peace. Theologically, this world will never know peace because then man would claim the power to make peace. This claim would take from God His greatest offering, and that is peace to man. Socially, this world will never know peace because nations act in their own self interest as children. Nations have never and will never possess enough maturity to live in peace with each other. Religiously, the world will never know peace because the religious always believe they hold the standard of truth and other religions are deluded and in need of conversion.
Politically, the world will never know peace because power corrupts. Power is an addiction in people and nations. In families and nations, power is a commodity to seek, to maintain, and to expand. Psychologically, the world will never know peace because human beings live in great fear of death, of embarrassment and of inferiority so that peace becomes a threat. God alone provides peace through the world, in the world and in spite of us. We, humans, possess the rhetoric of peace but no acting for peace. Were peace a human attribute, we would not be having this discussion.