Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Peacemakers

[Jesus said] "Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."   Matthew 5:9

Conflict is so common in our culture today that we barely notice it anymore.  It's in the media, among us, it's all around us. Anger, bitterness, hatred, revenge, negative talk, all of these destroy the relationships with those around us.  As children growing up we all took part in some types of conflict,  but who are we kidding? to continue these ways as adults.  

Not only is negative talk and remarks harmful to the person it is directed at, but it also sounds very "primitive"  (my nicest way to put it).   Why sink to that low level of anger and negative views, as we take part in "conflict" or negative conversations it brings yourself down also.  We must slow down our thoughts and actions during these times and realize what is happening, (LifeGoesOn) and there are far better things ahead than anything you leave behind. 

Try to watch what you say, are you "building that person up" or "bringing them and yourself down" 

Let's build each other up! Especially in today's world of surrounding conflict everywhere we look. Kick the trend, You can be the change in this world, Yes YOU!  It all starts with more positive talking and thinking, which brings a brighter outlook on any situation or conflict that arises! 

Don't be easily lured into the easy way out by disagreeing in a situation, open up your mind and heart to see all points of view and extend an open hand. 

I encourage you to start today, Be a peacemaker, be the change, you can make the difference. Be the Peacemaker, someone who treasures relationships based on mutual respect that works hard to help people take steps in that direction. 

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Gandhi

- Ross 

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