We have a local bagel place that sells the “everything bagel”. It has all the toppings on it at once: toasted garlic, onions, sesame and poppy seeds, caraway and kosher salt. Some days it is the best thing since….sliced bread.
Peace (shalom) in the bible is neither only about political peace (lack of war) nor is it about only personal peace (tranquility.) we sometimes choose the A or the Z of peace, wither politics or personal well-being.
Peace is about the A to the Z and all the letters in between. It is a comprehensive state of welling being, harmony and healthy relationships: individually, inter-personally, inter-nationally, inter-culterally, within the family, within the church, within the community. In short it is the Everything Bagel.
I take my toasted with hummus.