“Blessed are the peacemakers . . .” – For Young Children

“Blessed are the peacemakers:  . . .

means

that we will be filled with great joy when we learn to make peace with ourselves, with God, and with all of God’s creation. What is peace? It is freedom from fights, disagreements, wars, quarrels, crime, and fear. It is having a sense of harmony in which everything around us is agreeable. Peacefulness is when our thoughts and our world are calm, quiet, happy, and friendly. Now, it is not enough to simply love peace, or talk about it. You must want to do the work needed to make peace happen. Our blessedness, or happiness, comes from knowing our work as peacemakers shows we are one of God’s sons or daughters. Can you think of
ways you can start making peace in your home or school? Can you be gentle and kind with friends and family, for instance? Can you pray daily to God to bring peace to your own heart and mind? Can you obey His Commandments? This is being a peacemaker. This is Love in
action!

 . . . for they shall be called the children of God.”     

We learn from the Bible that God made man in His own image and likeness. That means we are actually the spiritual children of God, and He is our heavenly Father-Mother. But, we need to know that, and to act like the children of God. What better way than to work hard to destroy evil and error, or anything that would cause people to hate God, or each other, or want to cause trouble in the world. Letting God’s Love shine through us in every situation makes us active Peacemakers. Our reward for peacemaking is receiving the special title: “child of God.”

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Peacemakers - Kids

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