Growing up watching movies like Jesus of Nazareth would always make me feel at home. When Jesus was speaking on the Sermon on the Mount of the Eight Beatitudes he would make it seem like a personal invitation to follow these traits. As life’s journey is more complicated and busy we tend to fall away from the simple stuff that makes us tick. These beatitudes are a good way to get back to our base and back on the track when we get derailed. So let us focus on these following beatitudes to see what joy tomorrow will bring us and our neighbors and into the after life.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
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 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 people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.