“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.
(Matthew 5:9 MSG)

Everyone has experienced conflict in life and it is not something we look forward to. Conflict can be beneficial as the stimulus for a necessary change. Without conflict there would be no need for reconciliation. The need for reconciliation is the motive or catalyst for love. A peacemaker is a reconciler. The perfect peacemaker is the Lord Jesus Christ who for love sacrificially died for our sins on the cross in order to keep the peace with God. “Through Christ, God made peace between us and himself, and God gave us the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with him.” (2 Corinthians 5:18) Following this example we should “Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.” (Ephesians 4:32) Through love we keep the peace.

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