Beatitudes 7 – Blessed Are The Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”  – Matthew 5:9 (NIV)

Peace is something I strive for on a daily basis within my household.  Some days it is VERY hard to find – my two boys are not so peaceful at times!  But I keep trying – to teach them to get along with each other, with their friends and family, and to get along with them myself. 

Sometimes making peace means letting go of my plans for the day, or biting my tongue, or learning more patience (NOT easy for me!).  Sometimes it means that my husband or my boys do these things for me. 

It’s all about relationship, not about being a doormat.  Making peace is about living in harmony with one another, it’s give and take, it’s about making it right when the peace is lost. 

When there is peace in our hearts we can have a connection with God that is like a child with a Father.  Close,  intimate, and secure in His love.

– Written for the November 2008 issue of Mom’s Moments.  www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs

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