Sermon on the Mount

 

Today, a moment to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount. The word “beatitudes” means the “supreme blessedness or happiness”.

When Jesus saw the crowds gathered to hear him, He went up the mountain where was so all could hear Him as He gave this sermon.

Read through this verse, as if it is the first time, even if you have read it before many times. What today speaks to you? Where today can you find the blessing?

Trust the Lord knows understands all of  your sorrows and hears all of your prayers.

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

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

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

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

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

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 
– Matthew 5:2-11

 

ref: The Free Dictionary

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