Jesus was not referring to peace as an absence of war or even being against war, but a state of mind which influences a person’s actions. We often look at Jesus early Followers and think that they had it all worked out and lived together in harmony. If this were the case it would not have been necessary of the writers of the New Testament to spend so much time teaching the church how to live together in unity.
Jesus said, “Blessed (happy) are the peacemakers.” Not only would we be happy but, we would be called “Children of God.” He was actually sharing with them a new way of life. And with this new life a new attitude. As Children of God, we are able to be instruments of peace because we have the Peace that passes all understanding residing within us.
Peacemakers are more interested in others than about being right. However, with that being said, being a peacemaker is not about compromising ones values or God's word in order to please everyone. We should never compromise the Word of God. However, we are to treat others with love and respect. If we are not intentional about how we communicate we may actually build walls between us and others which will eventually cause disunity, even war.
"Let the Peace of God Reign."
What does “blessed is the peacemaker,” mean to you?