Can we expect Middle East Peace in our lifetime
Sometimes it seem so grim. Everyone has a point of view and no one willing to listen and truly negotiate and compromise. Hillary Clinton US Secretary of State in the Obama Cabinet and Mr. Obama USA President has a challenge on their hands.
Is it just their challenge though? Can we leave it to these few to generate peace in such an important area of our world ? This state of uneasiness creates an on going sense of impending doom on a daily basis.
This is the era of unsettledness in which we attempt to raise secure and balanced human beings. I wonder what the current world emotion have to do with the state of reaction that our youth appear to be in. They seem all too ready to "fight" with anyone, among themselves, authorities, families, their own ethnicities, what ever, with whom ever. A heightened state of alertness, arousal and exaggerated reactions.
Anyway, the question is still,"what is the struggle about in the Middle East?" Is it about "turf", land which we found here and we will all leave behind when we are gone and planted in a tiny plot with a plant on top?
Is it about rights, inheritance, power, greed and unwillingness to compromise. Is there a place for each person on earth?
Should Israel relinquish the settlement in Gaza? What are the risks before peace is established and enforced. Why do innocent Palestinians suffer because a few does not want a peaceful life with their neighbours?
Mrs. Clinton visited the unsettled region recently to encourage the resumption of the "Peace Talks".Mr. Obama has to make his Nobel Peace designation count is this area as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She said that there was no sense of urgency between the two major players, to resume the "Peace Talks".
The Bible speaks of the "Man of Peace". Maybe, this is the time for him to appear on the scene to establish a facade of peace.The real man of Peace is very quickly rejected these days, and is even rarely offered as the solution to all this warring in the world. But when Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament of the Bible, Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus the Prince of Peace.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Are we barking up the wrong tree looking for peace?
Is it realistic to think that people of other doctrinal beliefs would come to faith in Christ on a wide scale to effect the kind of peace that is needed at this present time. It would be a dream if this were to happen.
I so understand though that people fng about things that's important to them and are willing to go to any extreme to ensure that their cause is defenden belief is attached to God and your interpretation of what ones purpose is; this takes the war to a new level.