Thought for the week
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