If I Ruled the World
What’s your recipe for achieving world peace? What are the tools at your disposal?
There’s human intelligence, common courtesy, goodwill, compassion, fear, government, diplomacy, espionage, sanctions, arms build-up, intimidation, anarchy, combat, terrorism, peaceful demonstration, rioting, insurgency, pacifism, media, commerce, labor, alliances, religion, academia, the lessons of history, et al.
We’re groping to find a formula for harmony that works for everybody. Perhaps our expectations are unrealistic. Is this as good as it gets?
Maybe you recall Tony Bennett singing, “If I ruled the world, every man would say the world was his friend. There’d be happiness that no man could end. No, my friend, not if I ruled the world. Every head would be held up high. There’d be sunshine in everyone’s sky. If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world.”
Even if each of us could take a crack at ruling the world, we’d all fail. There’s only one “Prince of Peace.” When He was here 2,000 years ago, He said there would be no peace until He returns. Nailed to a cross, He made peace with you by name.
Have you made your peace with Him?
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