Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peace Loving and Peace Making

I recently started reading a book entitled Pleasing People: How Not to Be an Approval Junkie by Lou Priolo. I self-admittedly don't like conflict and so reading this book feels like surgery in the best possible way.

A peacemaker is willing to endure the discomfort of a conflict in hope of bringing about a peaceful resolution. (Peace is not only is the absence of conflict, but it is often the result of it.) A peace-lover is so afraid of conflict that he will avoid it at almost all costs. He is so concerned about "keeping the peace" with his fellow man that he is often willing to forfeit the peace of God that comes from standing up and suffering for the truth. He is essentially a coward at heart. - Lou Priolo