Those Persecuted for Righteousness

Those Persecuted for Righteousness  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in … Continue reading Those Persecuted for Righteousness

Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:5 I wish to consider three parts of this passage. First, what does it mean to hunger and thirst for something? Second, what is righteousness? Finally, in what way and with what is one filled? … Continue reading Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Christian Values: Justice

Christian Values: Justice  Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten … Continue reading Christian Values: Justice