The Last Beatitude
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5
This is the most difficult of all and it should be. Our sense of justice is violated, but our love is called on to override the righteous judgment that injustice provokes, and to forgive. And, for me, the greatest difficulty compounding this blessing is when someone you love and care for is persecuted.