Peace out

For those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18

Peacemaking does not mean that we compromise our principles but that we surrender our anger, pride, and prejudices. So often the adrenaline that arises with conflict and the self-preservation mechanisms that kick into our emotions makes it impossible for our brains to process new information, receive truth, or think about the other people involved. Going into a conflict with love, humility, and grace sets up an environment where peacemaking can occur and truth can be received.

Lord, help me to make peace.