True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. (Martin Luther King, Jr)

Although we may have differences with other people—even pretty strong disagreements—many of us are happy just to avoid those people or have as little to do with them as we can. We might think we’re at peace with them. However, peace in the Bible is “shalom,” which suggests harmony and unity. We should seek that kind of peace with “offended” friends.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. . . . make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Romans 12:18; 14:19)