Make Peace

Don't fight within or against yourself Don't fight with your neighbors Don't fight with your opponents Don't fight with your family Don't fight with your friends Don't fight with arms Don't fight with words Don't even fight with the dart of an eye or a smile

Jesus taught us to return hate with love

Indeed, he blessed the peacemakers

For they are the Children of God

Peaceful ways are found by the selfless

They are on the side of the truth

Those who quarrel and lead wars should be cast away

And to the peaceful be granted all authority

They settle matters and seek compromise

By God's guidance, they seek diplomacy

Revenge is far from them, unprofitable and in ruin

They surrender to their enemies

And provide understanding for their wishes

They put their distaste to the side

By tolerating that which they detest

They sow little disgruntlement

By avoiding provocative words

And allow contrary opinions

So that they may have peace with their own

Even evil, violent attacks

It disturbs them not

For they nurture peace ahead of themselves

Supporting Verses

  • "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." - Matthew 5:9
  • "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court." - Matthew 5:25