A US government’s ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation abroad. She is a spokesperson for the United States to the nation in which she resides, as well as a spokesperson to the United States on behalf of the other nation. He is skilled in negotiation and has a patient tenacity to accomplish his nation’s goals through a spirit of reconciliation (“What Are the Roles of a Diplomat?,” Discover Diplomacy, US State Department, accessed December 4, 2017, https://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/diplomacy101/people/170341.htm). As God’s children on earth, we are his representatives, sent with a mission to see his purposes carried out in our world. We do so most effectively from a stance of reconciliation, not retaliation.
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