I’ve been reflecting quite a lot recently on Jesus words on the sermon on the mount ‘blessed are the peacemakers they will be called the children of God’ and realising the wisdom but then thinking about the reality and the enormous challenge that brings to us. Can we actually forgive even on a small level forgiving our neighbour for playing music too loud and after trying to reason with them nothing changes. What chance is there for much bigger situations such as war etc. seeing all the footage of Afghanistan lately you really have to battle against the feelings we have to get back at such atrocities. Where do we start? Perhaps we start with ourselves; our attitudes, acknowledge our feelings and try to meditate on what we know to be wise words from Jesus and see what we can achieve……….and hopefully we can start to ‘build bridges’ no matter how small each step is a triumph.

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