Peacemakers: The Seventh Beatitude
A peacemaker can make enemies friends.
Peacemaking and Friendship
Friendship is at the root of everything good. Once God creates a person like you or me, that person is made to live in a state of friendship. And because he is made to, he ought to live up to his calling.
But friendship with whom? I think the answer is with everyone and with everything: with God, with himself, with other persons, and even with the natural world.
Friendship is a way to understand what original holiness and original justice meant. Original holiness meant friendship with God. Original justice meant friendship with created