Tag Archives: peacemaking

Care, connection, & community are better than divisiveness

Even when minds disagree, open hearts find much unity and love. Closed hearts, however, succumb to anger and hostility. I’ve conversed with and listened to people of many different ethnicities. When I do, I’m always amazed at how similar we … Continue reading

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Wait! Get offended later . . .

There’s no need to be quickly offended. You can always get offended later. Pride gets easily offended because it refuses to see its own faults. When you’ve been tripped up by truth, maybe it’s best not to jump up and … Continue reading

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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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Taking offense is tacky. (Does that offend you?)

To take offense is to feel hurt, slighted, or annoyed because of something someone said or did. It’s not wise to be offended. Let’s go beyond taking offence and show God’s love to all. We can disagree with people without taking … Continue reading

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