How peacemaking involves me.
A peacemaker is a person that has chosen to engage in relational disputes with health and purpose from a Gospel perspective. They seek to work through healthy tension, rather than cause unhealthy conflict between them and others involved. They do this by reflecting on God’s word, listening to others, considering other perspectives, taking responsibility for their actions, and committing to healthy reconciliation between them and the other person. Their goals are to deepen the relationship and to grow it through effective communication.
We call these steps “The Path of a Peacemaker”.
We seek to understand where others are coming from, knowing that our past impacts our present.
We look up to God, remembering his desire for reconciliation in our relationships.
We admit we may have missed something, acknowledging the impact of our words and actions on others.
We listen to the other person, demonstrating understanding and compassion.