Read Matthew 5:1-12

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 (NLT)

Few of Jesus’ descriptions (poor, mourn, humble, hunger and thirst, persecuted) strike us as describing a blessed life. Even some of those that sound good in theory (merciful, pure, peaceful) do not describe us on most days. Yet every time we see ourselves as God sees us, and allow Him to act through us, brings blessing to others, helping them to see the Truth, and walk in it.