The mission of God is restoration – to fix what was broken in Genesis 1-3 – and peacemaking is the vocation of all God’s people. Peace is the holistic repair of relationships. Peacemaking is moving towards conflict with tools to heal and transform. This series is looking at 4 everyday practices of peace-making… See, immerse, contend and restore.
The first practice of peacemaking is seeing. Seeing with fresh sight, and seeing people as God sees them – not as someone to be attacked or demonised or dehumanised but that we see everyone is made in the image of God, loved by God, and therefore worthy of dignity and respect.