I can only travel the path towards peace when discrimination and hatred is far from my heart.
Fear and distrust are rampant in times of conflict - whether personal, local, or national. I may feel no power to change the world. I become cynical. I watch and do nothing to counter the darkness that falls like the choking dust of a forest fire.
I do however have a voice, and by certain declaration, I can, slowly, make a difference. The how or why peace can be made is through the only qualities that can keep us from certain destruction: love and hope.