If we want peace, we have to deny ourselves the resort to conflict.
We have to overlook and forget who struck the first blow.
We have to be the first to lay down arms.
We have to be willing to let go of all resentments, righteousness, pride, etc. and value peace and love above all else.
Some of us need to be willing to forswear, to let go of the resort to conflict, without needing the other party to go first.
I’ll go first.
I foreswear the resort to conflict.