The Mean­ing of Peace

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

CAMILE D. TO­BIAS

One of the great­est in­ter­views that I have heard was from St. Teresa of Cal­cutta. The re­porter asked her what the peo­ple should do amidst the war and chaos that the world is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. Mother Teresa, as she was called then, gave a sim­ple but very pow­er­ful an­swer for the world to re­al­ize: “Go home and love your family.” Many of us to­day ex­pe­ri­ence many chal­lenges not only at work but also in our family. May it be emo­tional, men­tal or fi­nan­cial chal­lenges that we face, we still rise above and take these chal­lenges know­ing that our family will al­ways be at our side. With that, the home that has been built with love will be peace­ful at all times. Be­cause if there is peace at home, there will def­i­nitely be peace in the world. This is the dream of ev­ery per­son who gen­uinely love peace. No war, no vi­o­lence, no ha­tred, no jeal­ousy, no bit­ter­ness, and no neg­a­tiv­i­ties. This is such an ideal sce­nario that we would love to wit­ness in the re­main­ing days of our life. This is what every­body should be work­ing at to gain the ul­ti­mate pic­ture that we want not only for our self but for the young ones who will in­herit the cre­ation in­tended for mankind to en­joy. And en­joy­ing means to love what has been given to us that is good and try to im­prove it so as to ex­pand the good that is within. Peace is good and we all want that peace. Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual should spread that peace in a way that no harm will come in any per­son. This is a dream that is yet to come true but with the hope and pos­i­tive at­ti­tude of many peo­ple, any­thing is pos­si­ble. Sooner or later, the true mean­ing of peace will be re­al­ized by all that it is beau­ti­ful.

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The author is Teacher II at Pam­panga High School

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