Morals of the Clone Wars Episode 1.11: Dooku Captured

Moral: “The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.” – Jesus

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we are to believe Jesus (which is hopefully rhetorical, since I pray all of us in the church believe in all He says), then peace should be one of our goals in life. We should actively be bringing about peace in our world. That is not to say that we avoid confrontation, but that we approach it willingly for the sake of bringing about peace and reconciliation.

Too often churches experience turmoil and conflict that last for generations because no one is willing to address it. If we are to bring about peace in the world, it must begin at home. We must first work to bring peace into our own life and then into the relationships around us.

And it is a long and wining path, but we cannot shirk away from the work of bringing about peace. Jesus says that those who work for peace will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9), yet 1 John repeatedly calls all who follow Jesus “children of God.” We must all be about bringing about peace. That is our calling. That is our identity in Christ.

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~ by Dave on February 16, 2010.

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