We will never have peace, nor can we begin to be peacemakers, until we are willing to admit to, and rid ourselves, of the forces of death which permeate our culture whereever, however and whenever they are present. A steadfast stand against nucelar armimants and an emphatic "No" to the hidden forces of death which are as the proverbial elephant in the room of which no one wishes to acknowledge. Peace in the world and peace of the heart can never be separated. For there to be true peace in this world, inner and outer peace must never be separated, there must never be a distinction between the two, one springs from the other. The work of peace begins the darkest recesses of our psyche, our innermost self, to the greatest of any international negotiation. It is a continuum which cannot be broken for peace to exist in this world.
Christ has given us the map to true peace, inner and outer. So simple, yet so complex. First, to love God above all else and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. To stop living for the self and to live for others is His simple message which the world ignores to this very day. Two thousand years later and mankind cannot 'see the forest for the trees.'