How can peace ever be a reality in such a hostile world? What man desperately needs is a radical change of heart. Peace can’t be known in this world apart from the Prince of Peace who changes hearts, transforms lives, and rearranges priorities. Peace and peacemaking is the subject of the seventh beatitude. Jesus says that those in His kingdom are known for being peacemakers. This is only because they have been made to be at peace with God in their own heart and life through faith in Christ. Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?