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Many of the persons mentioned on this site are motivated at least in part by the teachings and example of Christ. At the risk of stating the obvious, the call to peace recurs frequently throughout the gospels:
"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." (Luke 6: 27-28)
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)
"Love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12:30)
"And one of them struck the servant of the high priest [with a sword], cutting off his right ear.
"But Jesus answered, ‘No more of this!’ And he touched the man’s ear and healed him." (Luke 22: 50-51)
The standard of peaceful behavior set forth by Christ is difficult to live up to, in our world; but Christ would have been well aware of this as he spoke, and indeed told his followers he was sending them out like "sheep among wolves" (Matthew 10:16).
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