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“To be a peacemaker means not to judge or condemn or speak badly of people, not to rejoice in any form of ill that may strike them. Peacemaking is holding people gently in prayer, wishing them to be well and free….. It is welcoming those with whom we may have difficulty or whom we may not especially like, those who are culturally, psychologically, or intellectually different from us. It is to approach people not from a pedestal, a position of power and certitude, in order to solve problems, but from a place of listening, understanding, humility and love……”

Jean Vanier, Finding Peace (Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press, 2003), 68-9.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

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