Peacemaking seems to be almost a lost art today and yet it one of the most important activities we can ever engage in if we want a balance to return to our lives and beyond. Reaching for peace and extending forgiveness is necessary for so many things that go wrong. Forgiveness and peacemaking never degrades a person or situation, it only elevates it and them and is not to let someone get away with something but to free ourselves from an entanglement. It frees us from a bitter resentment that can make us sick, and can help heal the sickness if it is already there. Eventually it makes us glad we did not react, doing or saying things that would have caused us to later be sorry for our words or actions.