Peace is not just a "response". Peace is an opposite force for good as against evil. Peace is the embodiment of compassion, and in human life is the active application of the Golden Rule. Jesus said (in Matthew 22:37-40),
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
Peacemaking, or peacebuilding, is the active pursuit of this commandment, extended into the world through our actions without hesitation or reservation, and peace is also the fruit of that activity.
This Florida sunset was photographed by my high school friend,