Matthew 5:9 “You are blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are and your place in God’s family.” (The Message) As we are called to Love one another with the Love of Christ, we are reminded that we are also called to promote peace in times of discord and strife. Dealing with issues of great importance often brings forth passionate pleas and strong feelings. Frequently these passions escalate and before we know it we have crossed over from civility into hostility. Blessed is the peacemaker – those among us who can bring calm to the chaos. Blessed is the peacemaker – those whose voice can be heard above the shouts, whose love softens hardened hearts. Creator of all that is good, please instill in us Your Love that we may be the calm voices of peace amidst the clamor. Enable us, through your reflected Love, to be the still small voices of peace and calm. Use us that we might bless and be blessed, as peacemakers.