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Teaching the Seventh Beatitude by Jeanne Sparks

Categories: Beatitudes

Read Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Qualities of "peacemakers:"

  • Overcome evil with good actively
  • Find satisfaction in removing hatred and reconciling enemies
  • Help any and all find the highest good in every situation
  • Lay aside their own selfish ambitions and seek to glorify God in all they do—their motives and acts
  • Make love a priority in attitudes and behavior
  • Do not gossip, agitate, rabble rouse, hassle or cause trouble
  • Bring harmony and blessings to others.

Qualities of "children:"

  • Innocent
  • Pure
  • Receptive
  • Eager to learn
  • Perfect reflections of God (Genesis 1)

Paraphrasing of Beatitude # 7

  • Happy are those who focus on expressing love to all, for hatred will just melt away.
  • Happy are those who work for the best interests of everyone, for they shall all experience abundance and good in all aspects of their daily life.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.