If you were to collect the images that summed up our times I wonder if those released by North Korea and the US today might be the ones we will think about as they boast about whose weapon store is bigger and better as if that is a boast you can win. Those who are bullies don’t work out who’s got more chance of winning. They just dive in because it is better that than backing down.
There is some basic stuff needed here that is mentioned in the Bible which to be honest isn’t always the book of diplomacy and rather quite enjoys a good bit of sabre rattling. So it is not the loving neighbour and turn other cheek stuff we are talking of here. That takes a little more time. It is simply being in right relationship with yourself and others. That’s not yet the stage of loving neighbour but just the prequel to recognising the other as your neighbour.
We really are in a dark place when we can’t even do that.