Beatitudes For Modern Times

Blessed are those who seek more authentic ways
of being Church in the world today,
they are my witnesses.
Blessed are those who strive to live ‘in communion’
in their endeavours to build community,
they are my people.
Blessed are those who struggle for justice
within oppressive structures,
they are my prophets in today’s world.
Blessed are those who strive to live according to my Gospel
rather than societal values,
they are my heralds in this land.
Blessed are those whose hearts are bent on serving,
rather than being served,
they are my true servants.
Blessed are those in whose hearts my law is written,
they are my friends.
Blessed are those who seek humility and act with integrity
as the Church’s mission is redefined
and the call to partnership is heeded,
they are my stewards.
Blessed are those whose ministry is of healing
and reconciliation in a broken and fragile world,
they are my peacemakers. 

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