Blessed Are All the Peacemakers – 3 Nephi 12:9

9 And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

If you are a peacemaker, you value good relationships. You want to get along with the people around you, and you want them to get along with each other. You are willing to invest effort and to make personal sacrifices to achieve that goal.
Why are peacemakers called the children of God? Because God is a peacemaker: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you,” said the Savior to his apostles (John 14:27). “Walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me,” the Lord told Martin Harris (D&C 19:23). Furthermore, the Lord has told us that He values unity: “Be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine” (D&C 38:27). In the prior chapter, the Savior told the people that He was completely united with the other members of the Godhead: “Verily I say unto you, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one; and I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one” (3 Nephi 11:27). Since He wants us to become like Him (3 Nephi 27:27), it follows that He wants us to learn to live in unity with others, just as He is completely unified with His Father.
Today I will consider my relationships with other people, particularly those closest to me. I will think about what I can do to strengthen those relationships, to ensure that they are peaceful, and to become more unified with the people around me.
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