This world, filled with over 6.5 billion people, is definitely an interesting mass of contradictions.  One of the most substantial is in its attempts to bring about unity.  Although many believe the  unity of humanity is necessary to preserve the human race, it seems that the harder we try the harder we fall.  In the last 110 years we have seen more death through wars than in all of our previous centuries combined. 

We have yet again seen an uprise in peace movements even at our highest levels of government, but peace at what cost?  “Well”, the thought goes, “We have seen the walls come down around the world. Nationalism has been replaced with globalism.”    Individualism is being traded in for the long sought after, yet illusive aim of unity.  Somewhat do to our advancements in technology, our world has shifted in philosophy from the power of the nation and the love of the individual, to a global-minded society. 

Even though many seem to be innately convinced that unity is both a noble and necessary cause, we all must ask why it remains so illusive?  If unity is such a good and noble pursuit, why is it such a difficult ideal to achieve?  And yet another question-  “If unity is the perfect view, then why such an unrest in the times we live?”  Arguably our generation lives in one of the most fragile times in history, especially in light of the militarily technological age we live. 

So a contradiction lays before us- “Unity” and “Division”; “Peace” and “War”.   So many contradictions, so many questions, and so few answers.  Even though the answers are few, there is one that will most definitely make peace.  Or perhaps better stated, “It has already made peace.”  You just might not know it.  To discover the answer we must examine the missing part of equation: God.

See Part 2 for a few answers and probably a few more questions.

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