Mother Theresa’s service was directed toward the needy and the impact was felt worldwide. She became an example to those who share the need for living the scripture found in Matthew 5:9 “blessed are the peacemakers.”
We find peacemakers everywhere, starting in our own backyard, our own family, maybe even the youngest of the tribe. Is their impact futile because they are the little ones? Of course not, but so it is when considered from a larger scale.
We all can have an impact in our communities. Rev. Andrew Twiddy of the Anglican Parish points out in his article called “Pastors Point” June 6 in The NEWS how we all can make a difference in the Israeli — Palestinian conflict.
“Mohammed (Muslim) and Rebecca (Jewish) co-directors of Kids4Peace (k4p.org, kids4peace.ca) organize camps and programs that build a platform for peace.” They courageously take on the prejudices of extremists.”
They try hard to make a difference whatever the “other” looks like. This is very different from what I heard from my son, who overheard a conversation of two young frustrated Arab men who are looking forward to the time when Israel would be annihilated through nuclear power. The Reverend encourages us to support those like Mohammed and Rebecca and live the scripture about being peace-makers.