Our identity in Christ is that we are new creations and adopted children of God. And with that new identity comes a ministry of peacemaking. We are called to be ministers of reconciliation. We live in a world sorely in need of peace. We are surrounded by hostility and conflict. This is true on a worldwide scale and in our own interpersonal relationships. We are alienated from some and enemies with others. Into this Jesus says “blessed are the peacemakers”. Blessed are those who know that their identity as children of God means they must make every effort to be at peace with everyone.