The Way of Jesus

Justice + Compassion + Non-violence = Kingdom of God

(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”


You seldom hear people harp on the Beatitudes.

It’s much easier to avoid them and go with the egocentric desire of wiping out those who attack you.

Jesus was a promoter of non-violence.

That doesn’t mean to run away from trouble.

It means to confront injustice with truth…but in a non-violent way.

This means trying to work for a peaceful resolution of disagreements.

This requires making an attempt to enter into a relationship with those who are against you.

Of course…you have to protect yourself from harm…but that doesn’t let you off the hook from Jesus’ command to love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).

To love…means more than just saying the word.

It takes action.

Jesus said that people who do this “will be called children of God.”


Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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