"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." NIV
"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." KJV
We all know someone with whom it is just impossible to have a peaceful relationship. If could be a family member, a co-worker, neighbor, or acquaintance. But, as Christians, we are to strive to the best of our abilities to be peaceful with them. Even if the other person is being argumentative, mean, and difficult, we still work to remain as peaceful as we can.
Heavenly Father, You fully understand how it is to have people taunting, insulting, and being dreadfully violent to You. None of us have yet faced that kind of thing, but we are human and there are times when we lose our peace with some people. Forgive us for that, and we pray that You will fill us to overflowing with Your Holy Spirit so that peace will radiate from us at all times. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC