Peace, like war, has its beginning as far as this world is concerned in the human heart. If there are enough people on earth who have peace in their hearts, there will be peace on earth; just as there is bound to be external warfare if there are enough men and women in the world who are at war within themselves. Both peace and war are an externalization of the peace or war in our souls.
The chances of peace in the world increases in proportion to the order that exists in human hearts, minds and consciences. Everybody wants peace on earth, but not everybody is willing to make their contribution to that peace by establishing order in their own lives. Everybody wants the joy of peace, but not everybody is willing to do what is necessary to ensure peace.
We often talk about ‘peace of mind.’ But not many understand that peace in the mind is the result of order in the mind. And order in the mind is the effect of truth in the mind. When a person’s mind is divorced from truth, the mind is sick. True peace of mind begins by recognition of the truth about ones relationship with Jesus and with the universe and the earth he created for us to live in. An understanding of the truth regarding our actual relationship to others follows this.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Jesus