Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9
It is not, blessed are the peaceful,
Nor is it, blessed are those at peace.
Although they are, no doubt.
It is, blessed are the peacemakers.
Blessed are the eirenopoios
Sometimes, to make something
A lot has to be torn down first.
Tearing down walls that divide.
Breaking down barriers to understanding.
Deconstructing assumptions and preconceptions.
But, often that is the easy part.
Strengthening common foundations
That’s hard work.
Work for the sons (and the daughters) of God
Because it was first accomplished by Jesus Christ
He made peace possible because He reconciled us to God
That is true peace, complete and eternal.
But it cost the peacemaker.
Maybe that’s why there aren’t more peacemakers.