Blessed are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9)

A simple and pretty straight forward idea isn’t it, or is it?

Politically speaking peacemaking has degraded to enforcement.

The question becomes when do ulterior motives, like the quest for oil, and or the need to spread your own democratic ideal, become more the reason than the edict of Christ?

Do we see the “Sons of God” as dead heros on the battlefield of foreign lands, or martyred priests and pastors killed in inner city violence?

My question and challenge to our little blogging community is to define who are the Peacemakers or what makes a peacemaker?


3 thoughts on “Blessed are the Peacemakers

  1. Good question. Haven’t a clue, but the story of the Good Samaritan teaches us to help those in need, even when it’s a danger to us or goes against our society or what others may think of us.

    As for democratic ideal…it’s a model of government that the ancient Greeks created, and it’s the best model ever created. It’s why people fight for it all over the world, and it’s why people like my family immigrated here. Governments telling us what to do and when to do it and how to do it, subjugating people, oppressing women, imprisoning people for political reasons, are governments that need to be obliterated so that people are free to live as they want without fear, as we do here.

  2. P.S. Unfortunately, Bush’s hegemony has tainted the ideal of democracy…for now. Fortunately, he’s just one man who will soon pass into history, while democracy has been around for millennia — its beauty will rise again. After all, wouldn’t we rather live here than in Afghanistan or China, where life is so worthless that miners die in the thousands and people are routinely chucked in prison for speaking out against the regime or simply practicing their own religion?

  3. Talk Talk Talk

    I agree with your comment on Bush tainting democracy, but unfortunately I suspect his acolytes will be around for some time.

    As to the Greeks inventing democracy, partially their democracy was very limited more like a democratic oligarchy.

    To be honest the British and Americans have really created today’s democratic system. So it is really depressing to see them destroying it. Once called the great experiment it is now an experiment gone wrong. I think the lab technicians have taken over the experiment and the scientists are to busy tending to the products of the oil fields.

    But we still haven’t addressed the question who are the peace makers.

    I would suggest that the Christian Peace maker teams are a good but naive start.

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