|Lovely Photo by Ashlee|
Real Life Observation:
We see them on the streets of the major cities in the world. They are the courageous rough riders- young and restless boys and girls (or men and women) who have no homes to call their own. Lost in a constant battle for their rights to life. They fight for the freedom from poverty, insecurity, defamation, injustice, and mockery. They fight, well just because...it is their way of life. You should know- street fights are no fairy tale; they happen every day! They happen right there in places where you call "down town." And maybe even in rich neighborhoods. Sometimes they end up in ghastly emergency room calls. Still sadly, most end up in DEATH. Yes death, the word that stings so bad and the worst enemy of life.
And when you see these fights, do you jump out of your moving vehicle just to immerse yourself in the midst thereof? I know I don't. Usually, I'm driving so fast that I
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Today's celebrities are the ones who don't just speak about, wear, or throw their fingers to the peace sign, they actually do something about it...and they are called the "PEACEMAKERS."
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God." Matthew 5: 9
The peace sign is NOT just the fashion symbol you see here in the photograph of this post. It is also not just about raising two of your fingers in the air to a friend and smiling at them while doing so. It is deeper than that.
|Photo by Flickr Peace Movement|
About The Greeks Again:
The Greek origin of the word peacemaker is "Eirenopois." This time, it comes from two words: Eirene ("peace") and Poieo ("to make" or "to do"). Eirene (or Irene) is the Greek word for "peace," such that the Greeks made her a goddess. She was the daughter of Zeus and Themis and was often depicted as holding a cornucopia, scepter, and a torch. I imagine that wherever she showed up there was a sudden calmness in the room, and let's not forget she carried a torch for light. In the midst of quarrels her presence must have caused Greek men to stop and re-think their anger (mythology).
To Make It Happen:
Now, the word "Poieo" has really blown me away already. It means "to make [something]" or "do [something]." In fact, let's just say it means, "to make it happen." What's the use of talking about something if you can't make it happen? We all have dreams about our future, but if we don't stand up and make them happen they will only be like shrunken trees refusing to produce fruits. Peacemakers are the ones who make peace happen. They see conflicts and they intervene. They see trouble and they provide the way out. The best thing is, they can do this in subtle ways- doesn't have to be through a big speech or iron scepter.
To Exhibit True Genes:
I know why "peacemakers" will be called the sons of God. God's name is love. Many of us have asked this question at some point in our lives, "why do bad things happen to good people?" We forget that the prince of this world has only one mission: to "steal, kill, and destroy." This is why bad things happen to good people. But if we can be like our Father, we will propagate His goodness in the world. To propagate His goodness, we must have His "peace-making" genes, worthy of a Nobel-peace prize.
Question for the day: How easy is it for you to settle disputes? If your heart breaks each time there's a dispute, and if you can do something about it...and you do, then you're a true child of your Father. And they will know that you're His child.
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