‘Peace on earth’ is not something which we can wish for or demand from others, but it is something which we, as developing sons of God, should creatively produce in the world. Where there are real Christians, there is ‘peace on earth’ around them. If individual Christians come together, these small islands unite into larger islands. The extent to which this will happen to cover the whole world must be left to the course of events – as long as we play our part in becoming true Christians. Here everyone is called upon to make their contribution even if from an outward perspective he or she is unable to influence world events. One day, what starts on the inside will also have an outward effect.
From ‘The Hope of the World’ by Rev. Rudolf Frieling, a founding priest of The Christian Community