Friday, April 28, 2006

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God

This means that we will be filled with great joy when we learn to make peace with ourselves, with God, and with all of God’s creation.

What is peace? It is freedom from fights, disagreements, wars, quarrels, crime, and fear. It is having a sense of harmony in which everything around us is agreeable. Peacefulness is when our thoughts and our world are calm, quiet, happy, and friendly. It is not enough to simply love peace, or talk about it. You must want to do the WORK needed to make peace happen.

Think of ways you can start making peace in your home or school. Can you be gentle and kind with friends and family? Can you pray daily to God to bring peace to your own heart and mind? Can you obey His Commandments? This is being a peacemaker. This is Love in action!

We learn from the Bible that God made man in His own image and likeness. We are His children. We need to know that and act like children of God. Letting God’s Love shine through us in every situation makes us active Peacemakers. Our reward for peacemaking is receiving the special title: “child of God.”

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