The Beatitudes written by Oblates

Hi All, I had my two oblate groups do their own versions of the Beatitudes, and asked if they would be interested in sharing them on the blog. Here are two.

From Amy Carr:

Blessed are the poor in spirit = blessed are the quieter ones, who don’t seek the spotlight, but do attend to what is needed, for they will walk on the plain of God’s heart.

Blessed are they who mourn = blessed are those who feel the weight and sadness of things in this world, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek = blessed are those who do not seek status for its own sake, for they will find a good dwelling place.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for people to gather and reflect on the causes of suffering, and act together to name and address those causes, for they will be nourished in their common effort.

Blessed are the merciful = blessed are those who bear up others who have fallen, for they will be borne up.

Blessed are the pure of heart = blessed are they whose gaze is drawn constantly to what is ultimate, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers = blessed are those who build bridges between people who despise one another, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who feel disapproval of others for speaking out about a taken-for-granted injustice, for they will dwell in God’s presence.

From Rhea Frank-Cottingham:

Blessed are the deeply discouraged, for God will dwell with them.

Blessed are they who are grieving, for they will be healed.

Blessed dare those who feel weak, for they will be renewed with abundance.

Blessed are they who strive for justice, for God will hear them.

Blessed are those who are understanding and forgiving, for they will be understood and forgiven.

Blessed are those who walk in the light, for they will see God more clearly.

Blessed are those who seek peace and pursue it, for they will enjoy the loving arms of God.

Blessed are those whose faith is misunderstood but persevere, for they will dwell with God today and  always.

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