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Peacemaker, peacemaker, we need you (not so much for bullies)

If peacemakers were honored with the same devotion and passion as war heroes are, the world would be a different place. Perhaps countries need a Tomb of the Unknown Peacemaker. Jesus forgave those who treated Him violently, but He praised … Continue reading

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Let thoughts fly instead of missiles

Good and evil are not defined by national borders. Both can be found in every human heart. We humans tend to focus on perceived, external threats to our well being, while often ignoring or defending threats that live in our … Continue reading

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Jesus advocates peace

Jesus says, “Bless those who curse you.” Wouldn’t that be an interesting policy? Jesus says, “Do good to those who hate you.” Following Jesus is much harder than most people think. “Love your enemies.” If Jesus really means that, we’ve … Continue reading

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When conflict trumps kindness

When conflict trumps kindness, communication collapses and coercion commences. Some people’s only concept of conflict resolution is overpowering their perceived opponent. People can choose to be our enemy and refuse to be reconciled to us, but no one can stop … Continue reading

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The Steps of The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”  We came to realize that without the risen Jesus we can do nothing, and we humbly surrendered our lives to His control. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they … Continue reading

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