There is nothing fluffy or easy about being a peacemaker. Peacemaking creates healing and wholeness with courageous, compassionate love. Peacemakers understand the need for forgiveness and the blessings of diversity. They seek restorative justice, offering little bits of good wherever they can in the face of overwhelming obstacles. Peacemakers are blessed children of God, doing the work of their Peacemaking Parent.
Saint Paul tells us that our work as peacemakers is a ministry of reconciliation. Reconciliation literally means “to make good again.” It is the “restoration of friendly relations, to become friendly again.” Peacemaking! Paul reminds us that this is what Jesus has done for each of us. It is the work we now carry forward as Christ’s ambassadors. It is NEW CREATION work. As peacemaking ambassadors, we are part of God’s ongoing work to heal, restore, reconcile, and make peace.