“. . . In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that all his disciples can be ‘peacemakers’ (Matthew 5:9). Peacemakers are people who, through making peace with God, have finally learned how to admit flaws and weakness, how to surrender their pride, how to love without the need to control every situation. These new skills have enormous power to defuse conflicts, to facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation between people. Christians should be fanning out into the world being peacemakers, agents of reconciliation among the races and classes, among the members of families, and between neighbor and neighbor.” Timothy Keller, Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ, pp. 110-111 (2016) Viking.

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