The fifth chapter of Matthew, Jesus describes some forms of being blessed we as American Christians might consider otherwise. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12. If people are spreading lies about you or if you are having a hard time because of your stand for the gospel or not participating in what everyone else is doing because it goes against your conviction about Biblical truth. Rejoice my friend you are in good company the prophets suffered as well so consider yourself blessed!