“And it came to pass that Nephi went forth among the people, and also many others, baptizing unto repentance, in the which there was a great remission of sins. And thus the people began again to have peace in the land.” – 3 Nephi 1:23
Peace?! Do we want peace? Do we want peace in our communities, states, countries? In the world? Well, then the solution is really simple.
We cannot legislate ourselves into peace. Man’s laws cannot ensure or create peace. I’m not saying that they’re worthless. But that’s not the key. It’s not the secret. We can have laws passed, summits, treaties. But those are meaningless if the parties involved don’t honor and value the laws that were created.
Besides the fact that man’s law is pretty much meaningless anyway.
What I mean is, Man’s law is not what governs peace. Think of it scientifically. If we want to be able to fly, then we can’t just dream about flying. We can’t think of it in our own terms. We must understand the laws governing us (ie – gravity), and then figure out a way to apply gravity in such a way to get our desired result. We use gravity when we fly! We apply a force greater than gravity to gravity. We use speed and thrust to cause lift. And then we can fly.
Wishful thinking isn’t what gets us across an ocean in 6 hours.
Now, the same approach can be taken with peace. If we want peace in our homes, towns, communities, states, countries, hemispheres, and world; then we need to understand the laws that govern peace.
Peace is a result of righteous living. When we accept this fact and then live it, we will have peace. We will have joy. Pretty cool, huh?!