The world is not a peaceful place. It seems to have become especially hostile in the arena of thoughts and perspectives. For some reason we can no longer tolerate a dissenting opinion – rather than respectfully listening to disagreement, we instead resoundingly lash out with personal attacks, sarcasm and a self-righteous indignation. Pretty sad, huh? Even we as Christians are guilty of this – even in light of Jesus teaching us thatpeacemakers are blessed! So, what does it mean to be a peacemaker? Is it different than being a peacekeeper? How far are we supposed to be reaching out to make peace and does it ever involve compromising our Christian principles to do so?
June 12, 2018