“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:7, 9 (NLT)
Step 6—Evaluate all my relationships, offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me, and make amends for harm I have done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
The first steps get me into a right relationship with God; Step 6 gets me into a right relationship with others—loving my neighbor. Now that I have been reconciled with God, I can live as God’s ambassador of reconciliation to everyone else, repairing old relationships and beginning new relationships in a healthy, Godly way. In this way we can bring peace wherever we go.