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:) Blessed are the peacemakers

Copyright 2011 by R.O. Robbins

Blessed are the peacemakers,  for they will be called children of God.” 

— Jesus, Matthew 5:9, NIV, accessed from BibleGateway.com

It seems that many Christians have trouble with the idea of Jesus as a peacemaker and even more trouble with the idea of themselves as peacemakers.  After all what can one person in this world do to stop the violence and pave the way for peace?

The answer to this is simple.  We stop being violent.  We become peace.  We live, breathe and act out of peace.  One person.  One kind loving act.  That is how it is done.  Is it easy?  Of course not.  But is it possible?  Yes, but we cannot look at the whole big picture of violence in the world because it will be overwhelming.

No one can wave a magic wand and make all war and violence stop.  But we can calm the violence and anger within ourselves.  Next, we bring our families, churches, and communities together in peace.  That’s how peace spreads.  One person at a time.

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.”

 

Dig Deeper:

  How are you making peace in your world?

We are all children of God traveling on spaceship earth together

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“The seven of us on board [the Space Shuttle] represented five different religions.  But we were all agreed – it just doesn’t make sense how people on earth treat each other.  It doesn’t make any difference what language we speak.  It doesn’t make any difference what country we come from.  It certainly doesn’t make any difference what the color of our skin is.  We are all children of God traveling on spaceship earth together.” —  Jake Garn