Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Topic: Global Peace & Development
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
The Gospel of Matthew
Wilson, Andrew, editor. World Scripture II. Universal Peace Federation, 2011, p. 1081 [Matthew 5.9].
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Jesus called peacemakers God’s sons and daughters. Indeed, reconciling parties in conflict is to participate in the work of God, who desires that all the members of His family live in peace with one another. Yet the work of a peacemaker can be difficult. Even though he or she tries to be even-handed, demonstrating concern and empathy for both sides, the peacemaker is liable to be attacked and blamed by one side or the other. A peacemaker must therefore be willing to make sacrifices and take risks for peace – even to the extent of sacrificing his or her life.
–World Scripture II. Universal Peace Federation, 2011, p. 1081 [Matthew 5.9].