Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Sum of All Things

 Matthew 5:11-12

"Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.” (The Message)

How different from the prevailing culture today which demands ‘Christian values’ be accepted, by force if necessary. The ancient saying applies today more than ever: ‘Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.’ Is your life a Beatitude, or a political statement?

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