“Margaret was the wisest member of our home-group, usually also the least talkative, but once the question came up how we could make an effective impact on the world around us. Margaret simply said, ‘Peace’. Everyone said, ‘Tell us more,’ and she replied: ‘There are eleven flats in this block besides mine, they are all facing the difficulties, challenges, trials of life. What they need to see, more than anything else, are people facing the same issues but enjoying an unshaken peace.’ Maybe you don’t think that is the whole answer. But it has to be a part – even a big part – of the whole answer, doesn’t it?”
– Alec Motyer, from Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation, p. 237.