Thought for the week

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Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peace­mak­ers for they will be called sons of God. WE ARE all chil­dren of God but when we are faced with a dif­fi­cult choice, when we meet with hos­til­ity, it is tempt­ing to fight back and to meet hos­til­ity with hos­til­ity, thereby mak­ing a bad sit­u­a­tion worse, per­haps pass­ing the prob­lem down to an­other gen­er­a­tion.

Short-term so­lu­tions can of­ten lead to long-term con­se­quences, put­ting peace be­yond our reach.

Peace­mak­ing tri­umphs if we can con­vert an en­emy to a friend – al­though this may be im­pos­si­ble with­out di­vine help and guid­ance.

If we can be­have like true sons of God, re­flect­ing His love, pa­tience and author­ity all things are pos­si­ble. Ge­off and Janet Fair­bairn

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