Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, but they also take risks. Because standing in the gap between two angry factions means taking fire – from both sides. Still, if not now, when? And if not us, who?
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“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.” ~Criss Jami
“Be a peacemaker by creating peace whenever you can. If you find yourself engaged in an argument that only stirs anger in the heart, quickly make peace and carry on.” ~Suzy Kassem
“When there is peace in the self, there is peace in the world.” ~Abhijit Naskar
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