November 13, 2022 | Dario Agnolutto | Matthew 5:10-12
The last of the traits of being a member of God’s Kingdom that Jesus mentions in the beatitudes is the one we don’t like to acknowledge – the fact we will be persecuted for following Jesus. God’s Kingdom values are in direct conflict with the values of the world. We can’t be living like the world and following Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, we will be “out of step” with the world. Nonetheless, Jesus reminds us no matter what we may temporarily endure in this world for Jesus, our joy in the rewards of our heavenly Kingdom will be ours forever.