We ALL want Peace.
We don’t disagree that peace is the goal. The discussion isn’t about peace, it’s about the way to peace. We disagree on which methods and actions are appropriate as Christ-followers to employ in the pursuit of peace. Pursuing peace and reconciliation is not about the avoidance of conflict, it’s about handling conflict appropriately.
God is talking about “Shalom”
When God/Jesus and the Bible talk about peace they’re talking about “Shalom.” Shalom is a Hebrew word which often is translated as “peace,” but it means more than a lack of violence or strife. Shalom means “right-relationship.” Shalom means that everything is “right” between oneself and God, themselves, family, neighbors, community, country, world, and creation. Shalom is bigger than peace, it includes ideas like “justice,” “righteousness,” “hospitality,” etc. and it’s what God calls us to throughout scripture.