Role Models Admired for Centuries, and Why

Courage: John the Baptist
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake

Honesty: Nathaniel (an Israelite with no deceit)
Blessed are the pure in heart

Sinless: Jesus
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on [Jesus] account

Faith: a Roman Centurion, a Canaanite woman, a hemorrhaging woman
Jesus noticed and spoke about them

Sacrificial Giving: a poor widow
Blessed are the poor in spirit

Gratitude: a leper
The only one of several Jesus healed, who returned to give thanks

Relationship with God: Mary (sister of Martha)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Blessed are the meek

Blessed are the merciful

Blessed are the peacemakers

Will YOU be admired for centuries for what you do today?

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