Sunday, 23 August 2009

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: #33

33. Resolved, always to do what I can towards making, maintaining, establishing and preserving peace, when it can be without over-balancing detriment in other respects. Dec.26, 1722.

Peace is good. But it is not ultimate. Promote what is good, but do not make it ultimate if it is not ultimate. God alone is ultimate, and there needs be wisdom in "making, maintaining, establishing and preserving" anything that is good but not ultimate.

Back to peace itself though, it's easy to look at the world news and think well, at least there isn't war going on in this country, or near my close group of people. But peace is more than an opposite of war. Are people around me finding peace and learning to live in peace among others? And, is "tolerance" the way for peace?

(Source: A Puritan's Mind)

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