Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, but they also take risks. Because standing in the gap between two angry factions means taking fire – from both sides. Still, if not now, when? And if not us, who?
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“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.” ~Criss Jami
“Be a peacemaker by creating peace whenever you can. If you find yourself engaged in an argument that only stirs anger in the heart, quickly make peace and carry on.” ~Suzy Kassem
“When there is peace in the self, there is peace in the world.” ~Abhijit Naskar
“Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone’s friend, instead of saying goodbye forever.” ~Shannon L. Alder
“There is an unconscious influence about the true peacemaker that leads every man he meets to love his fellow men.” ~F.W. Boreham
“It’s useless to disarm the hands, if the heart remains armed.” ~Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary.” ~Germany Kent
“God sees the child He created in the fool that sees neither.” ~Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A peacemaker is not merely someone who protests against the war; he is one who is inwardly so yielded to Christ in spirit and purpose that he can be called a ‘son of God.’ Where he goes, God goes and where God goes, he goes.” ~Francis Frangipane