The difference is found in the blessing.

Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called the children of God. (italics mine)
Matthew 5:19

Anybody can be a peace lover—but to be a peacemaker? It may require…

  • Biting one’s lip to avoid stirring the pot
  • Freeing ourselves from the need to always be “right” or even understood
  • Agreeing to disagree
  • Forgiving the unforgivable
  • A host of difficult decisions, including confrontation when necessary

It’s a call to action. And one covered in God’s blessing.