beatitudes with attitude

“The text i like best” – share your favourite version of the beatitudes here, and be inspired by the readings others have made. Please email your words to andrew at wecan.be (if you’re copying from a book or another website, please credit the original author)

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. […]

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Modern-Day Beatitudes

One of my favorite holy verses is the Beatitudes. I love the Beatitudes, and am still moved by this sermon from the Gospel of Matthew to this day. As beautiful as the Beatitudes are, I thought I could do my own take on it that would speak to people who live in the more current […]

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Some Wonderful Sundry Beatitudes

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ― Albert Camus   “Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.” ― Groucho Marx   “Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained.” ― John Boswell   “Blessed are […]

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The Blessed – The Helped

“HELPED are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant. HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the […]

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Confessing The Beatitudes

2011–2012 Horizons Bible Study. Illustrations by Ann Kim Confessing the Beatitudes by Margaret Aymer http://horizons.pcusa.org/biblestudies/1112beatitudes/beatitudes.htm The Beatitudes are some of the most beloved teachings of Jesus, yet they may well be some of the most pointed. We may miss their point, however, if we do not study them within their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. […]

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Praying The Beatitudes Day & Night

Morning And Evening Prayers Based on the Beatitudes From the Misseo Dei Breviary Edited By Mark van Steenwyck. Week 1: Sunday Morning   In the morning, before you begin the day, stand with reverence before the All-Seeing God and say:   (+) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the […]

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Beatitudes For Being Family Today

By John D. Alexander, S.J. Blessed are those who “recognize their need for God,” who acknowledge their dependence on God and His gifts to them. Blessed are those who though they are blessed with fine families and friends are still very concerned with the pain and suffering of others, either nearby or at a distance. […]

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The Beatitudes Sung By Aradhana

The Beatitudes sung by Aradhana in Hindi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2UI25sayXk“ Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy Those who are poor in this world Blessed are they, blessed are they For the kingdom of heaven is theirs Blessed are they, blessed are they They who mourn in this world, will have peace The meek […]

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The Beatitudes of Church Culture

In a recent sermon, Joe AC, pastoral director of Parkdale Neighbourhood Church in Toronto concluded with these modern day Beatitudes from the perspective of our contemporary, self-satisfied church culture. by Joe Abbey-Colborne Blessed are the well off and those
…with ready answers for every spiritual question;
…they have it all. Blessed are the comfortable;
…they shall avoid grief. Blessed […]

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Blessed

Blessed are the lost and confused, for admitting what the rest of us deny Blessed are the paranoid for they will realise they were right all along Blessed are the addicts, for they will be able to release themselves Blessed are the welcoming and friendly, for they will be welcomed by many friends Blessed are […]

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To Be Blessed Is To Be Righteous!

Jesus declares, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers.’ The English wording can sound rather sentimental. ‘Blessed’ translates the Greek makarios, which in turn translates the Aramaic ashray (from the verb yashar), which Jesus would have used. Elias Chacour the Palestinian Melkite Archbishop of Galilee whose mother tongue is Aramaic, says the word means ‘to set yourself up on the right way for […]

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Blessed, Truly Blessed.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Depend on God. Don’t let material things get in the way of loving God and others. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Share other people’s sorrows and joys.  Don’t sent yourself apart from others. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit […]

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