Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, to be those who actively seek to bring about reconciliation and harmony in the world. This is a challenging calling, especially in a world that is so often marked by division, conflict, and violence. Yet, as followers of Christ, we are called to be agents of peace in a broken and hurting world.
So, what does it mean to be a peacemaker?
First, it means seeking to understand others. In order to bring about peace, we must first seek to understand the perspectives and experiences of those around us. This means listening attentively, asking questions, and seeking to empathize with others, even when we may disagree with them.
Second, it means actively working to resolve conflicts. Peacemaking is not passive; it requires effort and action. We must be willing to engage in difficult conversations, to seek common ground, and to work towards solutions that are beneficial for all parties involved.
Third, it means embodying the values of the Kingdom of God. As peacemakers, we are called to be examples of Christ’s love, grace, and forgiveness in the world. This means being patient, kind, and compassionate towards others, even when they may not deserve it.
Finally, it means trusting in God’s sovereignty and power. As we seek to be peacemakers, we can trust that God is at work in the world, bringing about His perfect plan for redemption and restoration. We can have faith that God will use our efforts to bring about His kingdom on earth.
In conclusion, being a peacemaker is not easy, but it is a calling that we should embrace as followers of Christ. Let us seek to understand others, actively work to resolve conflicts, embody the values of the Kingdom of God, and trust in God’s sovereignty and power. May we be agents of peace in a world that so desperately needs it, and may we be known as children of God, who seek to bring about His will on earth as it is in heaven.
PEACEMAKERS WHO SOW IN PEACE REAP A HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.