I’m sure most of your are aware of the recent 72-hour “Cease Fire” that nearly happened between Hamas and Israel.
The thing about Cease Fires and Peace in general is that it takes work, and understanding and a desire to accept wha t the other person can give as a first step in a longer road.
Peace is not a destination, is it a long path that must be followed and which takes many steps and stumbles along the way. It is possible, but it takes not just the will and the desire, but the commitment to the path as well as to the destination.
Any cease fire, between nations or tribes or spouses or friends, includes a certain amount of compromise, and we all must be able to recognize that the final result — the cessation of hostility and the return to a normal, peaceful and secure existence for both parties — is worth not getting everything we want.
Each person must make the decision to work towards peace each day. Each country must decide each day that the process of peace is worth the effort.
Peace must start — can only start — with the internal peace that we, as human beings, all strive for. Each day, we must try to find the peace within ourselves and to project that, to share it, with the rest of the world.
Each day, we must all — individuals and countries alike — decide to Give Peace a Chance.