The paragraph below will end with a peaceful resolution for the "self". However, a
"feeling" of peace in and of itself does nothing to resolve injustice occurring in the
immediate world around the "self". If injustice is heard of, known of, witnessed or
experienced, it is commanded of us to be as "light to the world" and not hide "under
a bushel". It is commanded of us to be "good samaritans" in the world, and to own
our righteous anger. There is no excuse for not exposing the truth to light, nor for
not taking righteous action within our capacity to do so. Furthermore, apathy or
inaction is a repudiation of the truth and a defense for the deception.
Living a "convenient comfortable" delusion of self-peace is evading responsibility, while very dangerously "dulling" the conscience and "dumbing" it down more into
the "self". We are responsible for the justice and peace of our fellowmen within society, not just for the peace within "ourselves". Let us not forget there is no
"peace-for-all" if peace stops with "self".
So how does one begin to restore the peace within one's own heart?
If one's life is greatly harmed and treated with reckless disregard, how
is a gracious respect regained for those not willing to acknowledge their
errors? It begins with the grace of humility. Only with the strength of
that humility can one begin to survive such trauma, much less hope to
emerge without ill-will.
As the bullets of "bullying" and"wrongdoing" strike, humility only allows endurance for the initial battle. To emerge without feelings of enmity
is the more difficult fight. In this latter battle it is commanded of us to "forgive", but not so we can just "get-on-with-life".