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    The Beautiful Attitudes – Part VII: Blessed are the Peacemakers

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9 NET) We have often confused peacemaking with peacekeeping. What we typically think is that peacemakers are those that take one for the team. Furthermore, if we have been hurt, we misguidedly think of pursuing peace as remaining quiet, not speaking the truth, or only sharing part of the truth. We equate being passive with peacemaking. We withhold and bend the truth, not speaking how we really feel. We may be thinking that we are doing what is best for the team or relationship. However, peace is far more than the absence of conflict; it is the presence of mercy and justice. True peace produces a relationship…