The Beatitudes – 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake
The Beatitudes | “We sometimes hear it said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church… It might as well be said that it is the cement of the Church in every present generation” Br Bede reflects on the blessedness of the persecuted in the Eighth Beatitude.
‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly’ (Jn 10:10)
Refresh your spiritual vision this summer with our series of meditations on the Beatitudes. Starting this week and until early September, we shall release a weekly audio meditation to help you reflect on the vision of Gospel joy that lies at the foundation of all Christian discipleship
Today, Br Bede Mullens reflects on the Eighth Beatitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:10).
The full text of this meditation can be found here.
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