"If people really wanted peace, they would ask God, and God would give it to them. But why should God give the world peace, which it does not really want? For the peace the world seems to desire is not really peace at all. To some people, peace really means the liberty to exploit other people without fear of retaliation or interference. To others, peace means the freedom to rob one another without interruption. To still others, it means the leisure to devour the goods of the earth without being compelled to interrupt their pleasures to feed those whom their greed is starving. And to practically everybody, peace implies the absence of any physical violence that might cast a shadow over lives devoted to the satisfaction of their animal appetites for comfort and pleasure.
like these have asked God for what they thought was 'peace' and
their prayer was not answered. They could not understand that it
answered. God left them with what they desired, for their idea of of
only another form of war. So, instead of loving what you think is
other people and love God, above all. And, instead of hating the people
think are warmakers, hate the appetites and the disorder in your own
are the causes of war."