WHEN I ESTABLISH PEACE IN MY LIFE, I CREATE PEACE IN THE WORLD.
Every time I exhibit patience and understanding rather than react to circumstances, I contribute to peace. I know that what I give my energy to only expands, so I choose to look for ways to express harmony in my immediate surroundings.
If someone seems contentious, I do not automatically decide it is my responsibility to set them straight. Instead, I listen to what he or she says in order to understand his or her point of view. Even if I do not agree with that person, I have acted with respect and integrity.
Everyone who has strong viewpoints also has reasons for their opinions. Only by seeking to understand another can I aid in bringing about peace. When I establish peace in my life, I create peace in the world.
In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!—John 16:33