Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

It is not uncommon to come across interpretations of this passage that cannot help but take ‘peacemaking’ to mean what it does today. Primarily, to establish peace by force. But Christ does not say a single word about this; peacemakers – literally they are people who create peace, resolve conflicts and quarrels, and reconcile opposing parties.

 

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