First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. (Thomas à Kempis, 15th century German-Dutch churchman)

Nearly everyone wants to see peace in his home, the community, the nation, and even the world. But, as has been said, peace really has to begin within each one of us. In today’s fast-moving, world, many are finding it difficult to be at peace within themselves, not to mention in their relationships with others. Peace on a horizontal level must begin with a vertical relationship.

When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. (Proverbs 16:7)