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 essentially redefine ‘peacemaking’ to mean what it usually does today: mainly to establish peace by force. But Christ does not say a single word about this. Peacemakers are literally people who create peace, resolve conflicts and quarrels, and reconcile opposing parties.

 

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