Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the Peacmakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
I'm really grateful for these two experiences in personal progress. For almost 2 weeks now I've tried to keep my mind and my heart on being a Peacemaker...why is it so hard?? Why am I so... not peacemakery? I think part of it is selfishness. I think I long to have my way, to be validated, to be taken care of... so when someone behaves or makes a choice contrary to my need to be appreciated or helped out, I find it hard to let it go, be peace maker, forgive, and ask for what I need.
Maybe it's the nature of being a mother. I feel like I have to be the boss, which seems contrary to peace making. But over the past two weeks, while I'm sooo far from even improving an ounce, I think I can fathom that being the boss, the mom, the disciplinarian, can also mean being a peace maker.
Here are some other divine qualities I've found in my scripture study that I'd LOVE to acquire someday... somehow:
forbearing one another
forgiving one another
peace of God rule in your hearts