Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just in time for family gatherings: "Blessed are the peacemakers"

“Blessed are the peacemakers…”

Blessed are those who build shalom (the way things are supposed to be).
Blessed are those who defer and cooperate and compromise.
Blessed are those who are reasonable and respectful.
Blessed are the joyful and the grateful and the kind.
Blessed are those who shun drama, and the only games they’ll play during the holiday are games like Monopoly, Wii tennis or Rook.
Blessed are those who are a blessing to be with, because they make you laugh or make you think or make you want to be a blessing yourself.
Blessed are the ones who tell the truth, and who face facts, but with gentleness and grace.
Blessed are the solution-seekers and problem-solvers.

“Blessed are the peacemakers.”

(Matthew 5:9; James 3:17-18)

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