One of my favourite passages in the Gospel, is Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes it is what inspires me to walk in the path of Jesus. It is like the benchmarks that assist me in continuing Christ’s mission.
What I really like about it is it refers to the poor in spirit, those in mourning, the meek and the hungry as entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Hence, it is the people on the margins who Jesus refers to has having priority rather than those who are highly acclaimed in society. Moreover, you don’t have to do something remarkable to receive eternal life however, you must aspire to do the following standards.enceHde ce
Jesus defines these standards through these words, “Blessed are the merciful, pure in heart, persecuted and people who revile you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Matthew 5:7-11. Thus, these are the qualities and the resilience one must have to continue Christ’s mission. The point is these are the gospel values you need witness daily without fear of reprisal or reacting angrily when someone is questioning you and your beliefs.
Jesus concludes with, “rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.”Matthew 5:12. We have Jesus, Mary, the disciples and saints has great role models of how we should share our faith with others. So, the best way to emulate these people of great faith is follow their example. That is having a strong prayer life, read the scriptures and minister and proclaim the gospel to all people, particularly those at the margins. Therefore, by adhering to these three practices we become powerful witnesses walking the path of Jesus.