Peace-making sons of God (Matthew 5:9)

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." - Matthew 5:9

While I doubt this was written with the United Nations in mind, in theory it could apply. It would make you wonder why the guy who invented dynamite was given the Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm just thinking about that guy in you knew in school or at work who was able to bring everyone together. There are people out there with the unique gift of getting people together who just wont naturally get along. I think my father had it. For 4 years his job was to work in the Middle East to get the Israelis and the Palestinians to like one another, which is almost an impossible job. But he was good at it.

While there are those who are gifted in this area, I would suggest we are all called to be peacemakers. That is, to bring those together who cannot find resolution. To resolve issues between brothers in the church (or brothers and sisters as the case may be - that was for you TC), to unite the body of Christ throughout the world and bring the Kingdom.

My personality rubs a lot of folks wrong. In fact many of you would not like me upon meeting me (many people don't enjoy me at first impression) because of my strong personality. But this is something I've been called to bring under control and be a person who brings unity instead of division.

Does your church bring peace? Unity? Love? Do you? Or do you break people up because its easier given our fallen nature and people issues?