So what about peace on earth? No mystery here: People have a pretty good idea what it takes to stop the bloody conflicts. Jesus explains to us in simple words the way to true peace in his Sermon On the Mount. Simple words yet terribly difficult actions: turn the other cheek, love your enemies. History relates examples of false peace: Pax Romana; balance of power; mutually assured destruction. These schemes fall apart after a short time. Jesus shows us the true way to peace on earth. He gives us this present every Christmas. And within five minutes after we open it, we break it.