Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Question: Is God a peacemaker?
Answer: God was the original peacemaker! That is because God is All, and there is no room for anything that is opposed to His good nature. Through the Motherhood of God, divine Love, we are led to the peace that God has already established for His universe.
“Follow the directions of God as simplified in Christian Science, and though it be through deserts He will direct you into the paths of peace.” (My. 361)
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” (I Cor. 14)
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.” (Isaiah 26)
“Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity.” (S&H 323)
“God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence.” (S&H 516)
“O Love, our Mother, ever near,
To Thee we turn from doubt and fear!
In perfect peace our thoughts abide;
Our hearts now in this truth confide:
Man is the child of God.” (Hymn 232)
Notice in the hymn, that when our thoughts find peace in God, we see ourselves as the
children of God. That is what the seventh Beatitude promises!
Practice: In your daily prayer, ask God to show you the way to peace.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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