Friday, December 14, 2007

Peacemakers!

Fenelon said: "Peace is what God wants for us, no matter what is happening around us." Peace therefor involves harmony or being able to live with people of different cultures and backgrounds. In the church, peace should mean working together for unity...for a single cause, to connect with God and Others through JESUS.

When conflict enters what is our responsibility?

Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they will be called sons of God.

Wesley states: "The peace makers - They that out of love to God and man do all possible good to all men. Peace in the Scripture sense implies all blessings temporal and eternal. They shall be called the children of God - Shall be acknowledged such by God and man."

Thomas Merton writes: "Man is not at peace with his fellow man because he is not at peace with God.

Are you out of fellowship with someone? Have you made peace with everyone you have a conflict with?

I guess the first question should be... Are you out of fellowship with God? Are you at peace with Him? Know this...you cannot be at peace with God without being at peace with others.

THERE IS NO PEACE WITHOUT GOD! (Isa 48:22) START HERE!

ETRamblings...

1 comment:

matt and joelle said...

praying for you brother.....