The more I hear about what is going on in the world, all over our country, and locally, the more concerned I become about the state of things. Now granted, most of this comes from the sources that I’m getting my information from as those tend to show the darker and more despairing side of life. I realize that they do not tell the full story!
I know there is also much good going on in the world, all over our country, and locally. You have to turn to other sources to get that information. So, where to turn for peace?
The environment and outcomes that are the consequence of society’s and government’s choices over the last few decades has burdened people everywhere and created dire conditions for many, especially the poor, the vulnerable, the innocent, etc.
Peace is found first, within ourselves. As we do the things that lead to peace, such as turn our hearts to God, the Great Creator of All Things, Who knows how to bring peace to the world, we begin to feel His comforting and caring Spirit within ourselves. And then we can begin to share that with our families, friends, and communities, and watch as it begins to spread forth bringing more and more blessings to those in need.
And we can look around for the good that is happening and bring those things into our lives and share them with others.
And we can work to hold those accountable who should be standing up for the children and the innocent. Society has become too selfish for too long. No wonder it is what it is today. Can one really wonder why our laws are so convoluted and full of loopholes? Why death and destruction are increasing exponentially? Why people have lost their sense of right and wrong, of chivalry, generosity, sacrificing for others, doing our part to make the world a better place?
Let’s find the good things in life, then help spread their influence, and bring about true peace, starting with ourselves. 🙂
What have you seen or experienced that will help you in this quest?