Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Peacemaker

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 
Romans 12:18

Even if you don't believe in God or His principles this is fairly sound advice. It's a call to be someone who willfully advances peace in personal relationships. The key part of this statement is, "as far as it depends on you." To me this means that we will sometimes find ourselves advocating for peace when others are actively opposed to it. It puts responsibility back on the individual through a call to do what is right regardless of the circumstances. This is certainly not an easy posture to adopt, but I firmly believe it will positively impact all of our life relationships if we can actively pursue it.

We can either seek to be a peacemaker or choose to engage in conflict at every opportunity. It's difficult to find peace in your life when you aren't striving to create it through your actions and attitude.

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