The Makers of Peace

In my experience, the makers of peace are rarely truly happy.

They struggle. They weep. They strategize, and make plans.

They fight without violence, but fight nonetheless.

It is only in defeat of violence itself they are happy

and as of yet violence still reigns in this world.

So the makers of peace wait. And wait. And wait.

Patience is their weapon. Determination is their ammunition.

Virtue is their mission. Silence is their language.

When all the bullets of war and strife forget how to speak

and all the bombs abandon explosion

in the end the makers of peace will truly be happy.

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Matthew 5:9

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About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He is also a commissioned elder in the United Methodist Church, and Senior Pastor at Hemphill First United Methodist Church and Pineland United Methodist Church. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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