The Beatitudes
Matthew 5:2 Then He began to speak, and taught them saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
9 ” Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.”

This is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus opened with the Beatitudes, a description of how Christians should live. The first four describe honorable dispositions: humility, mournfulness, meekness, and a passion for justice. The next four with the exception of “pure heart”(which falls in with the first four) refer to acts of mercy, peace, and justice. The Blessed is another way of saying you have God’s favor. We should all work to live in this fashion it was our Lord and Saviors wish to have us live lives with the beatitudes as our blueprints. These are not easy to live by but we can do it. Take it one day at a time pray often and keep God at the center of your life. Until next time remember Jesus loves you and so do I, Peace be with you.

The Beatitudes

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