The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted
.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall possess the earth
.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they shall be satisfied
.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy
.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God
.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called sons of God
.

Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
.

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2 Responses to “The Beatitudes”

  1. I am just wondering when this all will take place…
    I remember thinking that for the first time when I was 7 years old & had to memorize them…. Do we *really* have to wait until we DIE to reap these benefits?? =)

  2. I don’t think we have to wait till death. I think it applies to the present.

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