November 01, 2012

The Beatitudes

Gospel Acclamation:

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest, says the Lord.


in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught a set of ideals that touch on virtues of love and humility and echoing mercy, spirituality and compassion. this came to be called beatitudes, as rooted from the Latin word beatus meaning blessed, fortunate or happy.

i pray that the Lord God bless you in whatever state of life you are right now, whether in a condition of wholeness or brokenness, of sadness or joy, of success or failure, or whether troubled or at peace. please continue to pray. God is listening.

Matthew 5 : 3-12

  "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. 
  Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.  
   Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.  
   Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.  
   Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  
   Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.   
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  
   Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs 
   is the Kingdom of heaven.   
   Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you   
   and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.  
   Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven."  

let me share this vid i found on YouTube. we sang this in school often during my elementary years. i have been blessed indeed. i pray that you too may be blessed!

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