Thursday, March 3, 2011


"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." - Matthew 5:9
We think of peacemakers as those as who try to get people to stop fighting.

But what if it is something else?

Scot McKnight tells us in his book One.Life
[P]eace is a result and not a goal.

Peace is the result of years in a good relationship. Marriages shaped by love result in peace. Instead of focusing on having a good marriage, a husband and a wife who focus on loving one another will have a marriage of peace.

Societies that are shaped by justice and love become societies marked by peace...

People who love find peace, whether they think about it or not.
Maybe being a peacemaker means choosing to do loving acts in an unloving situation. Maybe those are the ones who will be called the children of God

- fritz

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