BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
by Bishop Paul Peter Jesep
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy;
without holiness no one will see the Lord.
See to it that no one misuses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
Ariel Sharon’s stroke, the death of a Palestinian boy, and the comments by Rev. Pat Robertson regarding the Israeli prime minister’s health deepened my awareness of God’s subtle presence at every moment. It disturbed me to read Robertson’s remarks that God had punished Sharon for “dividing God’s land” in order to lay the foundation for a Palestinian state. Fortunately, his harsh opinion eventually crystallized for me that no one can extinguish hope, peace, and the celebration of life.