Peacemaking – Sami Awad
Sami shares his family’s story of escaping war and the lessons his mother chose between—hatred or love? Revenge or Jesus? She taught her family to love, to be peacemakers and to seek reconciliation. So what does it mean to be a peacemaker? Going into a conflict to try to help bring reconciliation? Not only that, but Sami suggests it is also a process of personal transformation, as we see in the holistic reading of the beatitudes from Matthew 5; and it is an act of personal engagement—loving our enemies by getting to know them and what lies behind their actions. With several quotes to take to heart, Sami challenges us to be true peacemakers.