Wednesday, January 06, 2021

PEACE (Variations on Matthew 5:9)


                                                                    (Monroe County)

Here are the words of Jesus, in Matthew 5:9, with variations on the theme.

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

Blessed are those who put things together, 
rather than tear things apart.

Blessed are those who, 
more than loving peace, 
make peace.

Blessed are those who stay when the going gets tough,
rather than leave because the going is tough.

Blessed are those who go to the other person,
rather than tell others about the other person.

Blessed are those who deal lovingly with their anger,
rather than sleep on their anger.

Blessed are the problem-solvers,
rather than the complainers.

Blessed are the understanders,
rather than the judgers.

Blessed are the participants,
rather than the observers.

Blessed are the doers,
rather than the talkers.

Blessed are those who wage peace,
not war.