Suffering for the Gospel

If you had to choose from among the 8 beatitudes to inhabit, which one would you choose? You are blessed when: You are at the end of your rope? You’ve lost what’s most dear to you? You are content with just who you are? You’ve worked up a good appetite for God? When you care? When you get your inside world – your mind and heart put right? When you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight? Now, some of those 7 might sound more attractive than others but I’m fairly certain most of us are not going to choose #8 You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution….