Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of justice, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.  – Mt 5:10

Reflection.  Believing in the Beatitudes is not fashionable, because it leads to trouble.  Ridicule can be stinging; being called a bleeding heart, a do-gooder, is not enjoyable.  Everyone working for human rights has been maligned at one time or another.  They are called fools.  But is imitating the Lord foolishness?  Was Jesus a fool for obeying the Father?

Prayer.  Jesus, Son of the Father, You suffered humiliation and death in following Your Father’s Will.  Help me to be fearless in the cause of justice.