The Peace Makers

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Blessed are the peace makers,

for they shall be called the children of God.

The peace makers spoken of in this Beatitude are those who make or bring about this true peace, or serenity, in their own souls, for it is they who surmount limitation and become actually, and not merely potentially, the children of God. This condition of mind is the objective at which Jesus aims in all the instructions which he gives us in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you … let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” —Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox touches on something here of great importance, though we may think he is suggesting something beyond our reach. A peace maker, in the spiritual sense, is one who has touched their inner core of peace, who has come to know their unity with God.

When taken to heart, the teachings of Jesus actually change our level of inner experience, which is reflected in our realm of circumstance. Most of us are trying to create an outer world that ensures our peace. We are learning that as we awaken to the truth that our being flows from God, we bring the peace-centered consciousness we seek into all that we do.

Each one is already a child of God, an expression of the Infinite. The ingrained belief that we are separate from God does not make it so; it only makes it seem so. We are looking for the inner awareness of the truth of our oneness, and that begins at the still center of our being. Find this inner center of peace and you will become a peace maker. This doesn’t mean you will become a negotiator for peace between parties at odds with each other, though you may. It means your own inner “parties,” those conflicting energies of fear and uncertainty, begin to smooth out and express through your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions.

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