Destroying the peace?

In most cases, human nature is antagonism against God, and it rejects God’s law. The result is continual warfare with God and between men. Anyone who breaks God’s law as a way of life can never have peace, at least not the kind of peace God gives.
Peace starts from the acceptance that conflict can be resolved.
Peace starts from the acceptance that conflict can be resolved.

In most cases, human nature is antagonism against God, and it rejects God’s law. The result is continual warfare with God and between men. Anyone who breaks God’s law as a way of life can never have peace, at least not the kind of peace God gives.

The world can produce a certain level of tranquility from time to time, but it is not the peace of God. When a person sins, it seems as though there is a feeling, a certain natural fear, that wells up.

Over the years, there have been many religious groups and cult organizations telling us that the world is going to end and they are probably right about that.

Mankind is officially the number one cause of all the destruction happening on Planet Earth. As well as trying to destroy each other on the battlefield, we are the cause of a series of other disasters including exploiting the earth’s natural resources.

People are not taking the penalty of global warming seriously and are now facing disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, desertification, tsunamis, increased volcanic activity, thunderstorms and cold waves, some of which have claimed the lives of millions.

What we have is responsibility. If we could all put responsibility to it’s maximum potential by doing simple things like recycling, using energy saving light bulbs and switching lights and electronics off when not being used, re-using shopping bags as opposed to just throwing them away, planting trees instead of cutting them down, switching to green power like wind and solar and even buying locally grown or produced foods we would be helping with avoiding the catastrophe threatening us all.

And while we work on keeping our environment peaceful, we also need to work on what is within us too. No body shares the exact same character with another, not even conjoined twins.  We have what it takes to make it right by ourselves and by others but the question is, will we?

Why the wars and the terrorism? Why the hate and the anger? What has become of the world?

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwandan was one of the most gruesome atrocities the world has ever seen. An estimated of over a million people including babies who knew nothing about the world were butchered.

Then there were the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America in the states of New York and Washington D.C by the Islamist militant group Al Qaeda—nearly   3,000 people died.

Let us not forget Somalia rebel group Al Shabab that unleashed its issues on innocent civilians in Uganda who were enjoying the FIFA World Cup finals on July 11, 2010.

Aren’t there other ways to work around a problem instead of killing people? What about communication? Some people think we are God forsaken and ask things like what happened to divine intervention but that is not an excuse. God is for us as long as we want it that way.

It looks more like we think we got too smart and therefore feel like we don’t need the Lord anymore and, that is the reason for the evil we are facing now.

Gossip, treachery, bullying and many other things that might seem like a lesser evil are the ones we should get rid of first. We cannot save the environment if we cannot even fix what is going wrong in our personal lives. Prayer can accomplish that, if we have the will and the faith to believe in it.

rachelgaruka@yahoo.co.uk

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