I have been contemplating the notion of peace recently. As I celebrate Christmas, tis the season, as they say. Listening to the holiday songs and watching my favorite movies, the idea of peace and goodwill towards all men does crop up often. I like the idea of Peace, of course. But I am concerned about possibility of Peace.
Right now as turmoil roils around the world, Peace is a lovely thought. Russia is acting aggressively towards its smaller neighbors with the idea of annexing them again. The Middle East is, unfortunately, as unstable as ever. France has been rocked by the horror of terrorism, as well as my own country last week. Why can’t we live in Peace?
Untold books have been written on this subject, of course. Many of which I have read, although not the tome War and Peace (even though I should, the book has never actually appealed to me). But from Lord of the Flies to the nearly every Utopian story, Peace never seems possible.