- Want to build peace w/ someone? Sit at a table with them. Eat with them. Set aside your uneasiness, reach out, and sit face to face. Tables are everywhere. We all eat about 3 square meals per day.
- Violence is not an option. Live by that credo, and alternatives will present themselves.
A little tie-in to my own faith journey: People who profess themselves to be Christian usually have a time they can look back on and point out as being when they started that journey, right? Sure, you are born a Christian, but at some point, you have made it your own, nobody else's. Or at least started the process. Well it happened for me at a retreat for high school members of the P.O.P. in the Rockies... I, for the first time, reached out to God. And being a detail-oriented person, I wanted to know what to do with my life NOW, not in the future as a career, not even what to do in college, but what was I called to do where I was at. By the end of that night of prayer, I had my first mission set before me. To be a peacemaker in my family.
Anyway, there was far more content in her sharing, but I couldn't really do it justice. We spoke briefly afterwards and I'm gonna explore what all entails being involved in this group. It's still not as comprehensive, I think, as the P.O.P., but it seems much more proactive within it's particular area of expertise. It's like a far more advanced version of the Action Program that the P.O.P. coordinates.