Peacemaking is more than winning wars.

A peacemaker isn’t a nation’s warrior.

He or she should strive without conflicts.

This person should love their country,

And has its interests at heart.

Peace often calls for patience.

It’s an ability to negotiate sensibly.

A peacemaker has to be able to compromise.

This should be the goal of every ambassador.

Building bridges to people and nations

Should be a silver lining that a negotiator should pursue.

This is what rulers try to accomplish.

But few of them will succeed if this isn’t done wisely.

An ambassador will do anything to seek a lasting peace.

Christian leaders will remember the admonition –

“Blessed are the peacemakers.”

They view their subjects as children of God.

Such rulers will be judges among nations.

And they are the arbitrators of warring states.

They shall beat their swords into plowshares,

And used their spears as pruning hooks.

People shall learn war no more.

And their neighbors will live in peace.

“God, help warring nations seek peace and understanding.  Guide their rulers as they negotiate so that they will have a lasting peace.”


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