The Way of Jesus

Justice + Compassion + Non-violence = Kingdom of God

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

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Matthew 5:9

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

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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.”

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

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

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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