However, when you sow peace, you reap righteousness. By choosing peace, you act as Jesus did. Even when he was persecuted by the Pharisees and the Roman government Jesus remained peaceful and respectful. Even though he didn't agree with them, he didn't begin arguments or breed hate. Instead, he taught and lived in peace.
When those moments happen, when we are pushed by others to defend ourselves, we can choose peace or war. Only choosing peace will bring you closer to God and leave you with a sense of unity and a greater faith.