Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God (Mat. 5: 9 – NIV)


Jamanta[1] is a great example of peacemaker. If it were just up to Feisty[2], the convenience of them would be a permanent war footing. Despite being considerably bigger than Feisty, she tolerates her pet peeves, and always seeks to live in peace, even when her spaces are invaded. Indeed, It should also be remembered that sometimes the road to peace goes through giving up our rights.

Jesus taught us that the peacemakers would be called children of God. This statement sounds to me like – the son looks like the father. If you are peacemakers you demonstrate that you are child of God, because He is a peacemaker.

The word “peacemaker” in Greek language is the combination of the noun “peace” with the verb meaning “to do”. The presence of this verb in the term “peacemaker” leads us to conclude that to be a peacemaker it is not wait-and-see passively the peace to happen. To be a peacemaker is to take the initiative and to strive to promote the peace. To be a peacemaker is to strive for peace, building bridges of reconciliation where there is conflict, offering unconditional forgiveness where there was sin. The former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin, Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 who was murdered by his pacifying struggle, wisely observed: “Peace is not made with friends. Peace is made with enemies”.

Here is the challenge for the children of God: “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it “(Psalm 34:14 – NIV). Only then we will be like our Father who gave His own Son on the cross of Calvary to reconcile us to himself.

[1] Jamanta is our adorable and endearing dog. We’re not sure your race, but she captivates everybody with her tenderness and sweetness despite of her size.

[2] Feisty is our little Chihuahua long hair. She is graceful but of strong personality and sometimes a bit antisocial. She tease constantly Jamanta