Keller: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Have you ever made a decision while being angry and saying things without thinking?

That happened to me, again, last week.

Daily, I repeat the Serenity Prayer, which is about accepting things I cannot change and have no control over. Regardless of how many times I repeat the prayer, when I am angry, I forget what I’m asking God to do in the heat of a disagreement.

I made a decision to nurse my resentment and for the next two days I tried to convince myself that I was right.

After I lost the mind battle, I realized that my decision was like cutting off my nose to spite my face. When I decided that I was wrong, I knew I had to make amends.

Monday morning, in a spiritual daily devotional, the subject was: “Be a Peacemaker.”

Motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, told of a little boy who was confronted by three big bullies, any one of whom could have flattened him.

They approached the young boy and intended to hurt him, but the little boy was very bright.

He backed up and drew a line in the dirt, looked the biggest bully in the eyes and said, “I dare you to step across that line!”

The guy did and then the little boy grinned and said, “Good, now we’re both on the same side.”

That message confirmed what I intended to do — apologize and move on.

I didn’t read the Bible until I was 45 years old and I believe everything that’s written.

I must have read Matthew 5: 9 concerning the Sermon on the Mount which says: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”

I pray that in the future I never forget that.

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