Do you want to spread hope in the new year? Here’s an easy way to do it: Strive to be at peace with most everyone you meet. This is not always possible, however (which is why I appreciate the disclaimer at the beginning of this verse!), but we definitely should try to make it a goal of ours, don’t you think?
By the way, the dictionary defines “peaceable” in this way:
1 – Disposed to peace: Not contentious or quarrelsome; quietly behaved.
2 – Free from strife or disorder.
It sounds like a pretty good way to live, don’t you think? After all, where there is peace, hope generally is not too far behind…. 🙂