How do peacemaking and persecution relate to hope? Today we conclude our discussion on the Beatitudes by focusing on these two attributes and their relationship to hope.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matt 5:9). If left completely up to humanity, there would be little hope for peace; for we exist with discord and conflict raging around us and within us. To obtain true peace, we must first reconcile ourselves with God and then with each other. If we are reconciled with God, then we can be the light of peace and harmony for others by the virtue of how we live our own lives. Thusly, we give hope to others Continue reading