“Wouldn’t our detractors just love it if we gave up our pursuit of what’s right? Yet far from reneging on our allegiance to live as citizens of his subversive Kingdom, we can actually be “glad” about the pressure they put on us. In truth, our persecutors’ unintended consequence crowds us to Christ! And instead of caving in, we may just find ourselves digging in to meekness, a craving for justice, mercy, purity, and peacemaking. Instead of becoming bitter at our detractors we may actually become better disciples.”

[An excerpt from my book, WHAT ON EARTH? Considering the Social Implications of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount]

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