You can be a peacemaker

What can you do to stop the fighting in the world? If you've ever had a fight with one of your friends, you know how unhappy it can make you. When that happens, you have a choice. You can be angry, which doesn't do anything but make everyone feel more unhappy. Or you can be understanding and forgiving, which leads to healing.

Jesus gave us a beatitude that helps us see it's better for everyone to forgive. In the Bible, in the book of Matthew, we read, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" (5:9). When we bring peace to our friends' lives and in our families, we help to break down the view that anger and fighting are normal, just a part of life.

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