We must have victory, though victory rarely arrives the way we think it will. Usually, we can achieve victory in fierce peace; occasionally victory requires war. Too often we jump to war, which is why we fail too often. More war is not the answer. But, if that’s what we want, we can keep the failure that follows unneeded war.
Many times we choose weakness—to lay down as floor mats, thinking self-abuse is peaceful. Nearly all struggles have a peaceful path to victory and few ever find it. Those few who do are more than peace-lovers; they are peacemakers.