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Peacemakers

I've been reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship leading up to the election (back when I thought Clinton's win would be a given), and today I'm in such a fog of disappointment and fear that I feel damned lucky to be this far along. I never imagined the New Fascists would gain the White House. But as I read, I found this--it's for my Christian amigos and hopefully won't piss off anyone else (as always, feel free to ignore me). And now's a good time to read Bonhoeffer, by the way.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." The followers of Jesus have been called to peace. When he called them they found their peace, for he is their peace. But now they are told that they must not only have peace but make it. And to that end they renounce all violence and tumult. In the cause of Christ nothing is to be gained by such methods. His kingdom is one of peace, and the mutual greeting of his flock is a greetin…