Lesson 7: Peacemaker

“Blessed are the peacemaker, for they will be called ‘sons of God,” Matthew 5:9.  The world is loaded with wars, conflict, terrorism, and hatred.  History books tell us about wars existing since the beginning of mankind.  Nations and empires used and continue to use war to conquer one another, protect themselves, and win political battles.  It has been a way to survive.  In nature, we see carnivores chasing and devouring herbivores.  The spider traps and eats the little bugs.  The cheetahs chase and apprehend the giraffes.  The snakes suffocate and swallows mice.  It is all part of nature, and we can do the same in order to survive, right?  Not to each other.  Even if it is our natural instinct to fight with the other human being to obtain food (or whatever we want), it is not the way it is done in heaven.  And, because we are superior to animals, we can do better.  Our citizenship should be the Kingdom of Heaven.

So, instead of creating wars, we should create peace.   Whenever there is misunderstanding, there should be dialogues to create understanding.  Whenever there is envy, there should be reconciliation and agreement to be equal.  Whenever there is afflicted pain, there should be forgiveness.  It is not the way we do things, but it sure is the way it is done in heaven.  “Be perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect” Jesus said.  I dream of a nation where, instead of citizens trying to show off their patriotism and nationalism with a show of force, that citizens depend on God first, accept their weaknesses, strive for equality, be meek, serve each other, have clean hearts, and solve conflicts.  It would simply mean to please God.  

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

2 responses to “Lesson 7: Peacemaker

  • kkerns

    I absolutely love that picture and how it sums up your entire post. I, too dream of that same nation. Together, as a body of Christ, we can help change the world.

  • wulanadian

    Nice writing, I love what you say. Why can’t every body just be kind… *sigh*
    I have this horrible feeling that the world is not turning for the better…

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