Blessed are the peacemaker

for they will be called children of God[1]

Peace does not deliver justice…

to make peace involves everyone’s

sacrifice for the common good.

Pacificism deescalates,

submits right action as good will,

and thus, promotes freedom from strife.

Communion asks all get along –

simply dwell non-competitively

as neighbors not adversaries.

Reconciliation affords

inclusive accommodation

in the midst of acrimony.

Those who find ways to soothe

fulfill the covenant.

[1] Matthew 5: 9

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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