I Celebrate the Peacemaker…

I celebrate the peacemakers of this world. One of those groups is certainly the Society of Friends known as Quakers. As a matter of fact they have even won a Nobel Peace Price for their efforts. According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. That is certainly an apt description of Quakers and their journey in following Christ’s words. While the Nobel committee has its flaws in picking award winners most are certainly for the most part peacemakers.

One of the Beatitudes found in the Christian Bible is

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the Sons of God.

Although we are all children of God all of us who call ourselves Christians certainly would be very honored to be called one of the sons of God. By the above words that is a special status in God’s kingdom. Being a peacemaker certainly indicates promoting God’s will here on earth. We in the U.S. allow our government to spend thousands of times more for our war machines than they do for peacemaking efforts. If only that trend were reversed even slightly. We need more peacemakers. Blessed are the peacemakers wherever they are.

And the journey goes on.