What Is Peace?
Peace is a powerful idea of societal harmony and social friendship in the absence of war and hostility. In a broader social context, peace is also commonly used to indicate an absence of war and threat of violence between different people or groups. Peace has many religious references, especially from Christian perspective. Peace is viewed as a time when people lay aside all their differences, choose to work together and share their resources for the benefit of all humanity. Peace is based on respecting individual rights, the rule of law, human dignity and freedom. It is the promotion of social harmony and cooperation within a democratic society.
Peace in the home can be achieved through the loving relationships that are formed with the love of Jesus Christ and the grace of the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us how to build a just and equitable society by practicing peace within our own family. The family is the place of learning and nurturing. The bible teaches us to be peacemakers and to show concern for others. Peace is not based on superficiality but on a sincere desire for a just and equitable society. Jesus taught that by peace we will inherit eternal life with our heavenly Father.
Jesus gave the gift of peace by establishing a new testament which includes peace, divorce for divorce, peace between nations and unity in diversity. Peace is the mind through strength. Peace is the power given by God through the Holy Spirit to subdue the devil and his works. God promised to bring peace and He has. God promised to give peace, it is within our reach through the saving actions of our Redeemer.