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 greeting of peace. His disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce all self-assertion, and quietly suffer in the face of hatred and wrong. In doing so they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate. But nowhere will peace be more manifest than where they meet the wicked in peace and are ready to suffer at their hands. The peacemakers will carry the cross with their Lord, for it was on the cross that peace was made. Now that they are partners in Christ's work of reconciliation, they are called the sons of God as he is the Son of God. 

Now get out there and take care of your fellow man, pretty much all of whom but white males have been called out, and "quietly suffer in the face of hatred and wrong."

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