Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
By Julia Wallace
Here we reach the eighth and final blessing Jesus offers in the Beatitudes. As we have mentioned over the past few months, the Beatitudes paint a rich picture of what life with Christ will look like. Throughout these blessings, Jesus reminds us of the paradoxical truths of our faith—that those who are weak are strong; those who hunger and thirst will be filled; those who mourn will be comforted. Jesus repetitively “flips the script” on notions of power, blessing, and possession.