Welcome to the war zone: Blessed are those who are persecuted….
What a welcome Jesus gives to His newbie disciples and prospective followers... Follow Me and it'll cost you everything! It's a call to war! How radical are you following Jesus? How much has it cost you..the costs can vary from being excluded from the " in crowd", overpassed for promotion, mocked on Social Media and for some Christians around the world locked up in prison, tortured and ultimately a premature death. What a welcome? Such risks would be impossible without His resurrecting all conquering power.. which He promises to everyone who will take up their crosss to follow Him.