Does War Equal Peace?

si vis pacem, para bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war

Is that right?

And I am not only referring only to a battlefield where weapons are used.

What about the battles in our lives? The ones where we might be “fighting” against other people. Those who are hellbent in making our lives miserable. Those who want to be a constant thorn in our flesh. What about them?

Do we appease them?

Do we let them have it hoping that that will make them go and stay away?

Do we ignore them and hope that they will see that we are really not interested in a war?

Do we look for allies?

Do we wish for them to bother someone else?

Or do we pray?

How did this question come about? Neville Chamberlain, former prime minister of Britain. His dealings with Hitler.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms. To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Victor E. Frankel 🙂

 

 

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2 responses to “Does War Equal Peace?

  1. i like this quote. i have a thorn in my backside – ex-husband. and he has been hell bent on making my life miserable for over 10 years. i always say to myself that he must be pretty miserable with his life and his second wife – i feel sorry for him and that i will never stoop to his level. besides – i think about our two children – he does not.

  2. I remember you saying that your husband wasn’t always the way he is now, pardon me for asking, what made him changed?

    Why is he bothering you?

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