2023-01-30 - HCBS - Matthew 5:9-12 - The Beatitudes
As Christians, we have many opportunities to be a peacemaker. Peacemaking is communal, as that is the nature of life in Christ. It requires sacrifice: controlling our reactions, and enduring persecution.
But for embodying this and the other eight Beatitudes, the reward in Heaven is great! We should rejoice and be glad in this persecution.