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)

Blessed Are The Single-Hearted

“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.” ― Amy Carmichael

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The Blessed Are 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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Living The Beatitudes Today

If you already know what the beatitudes are, you will know that living out the beatitudes is very important for a Christian. The purpose of the beatitudes is to inspire you to act in certain ways. Therefore, living them out is absolutely at the heart of the matter. Simple Acts of the Beatitudes The best […]

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Blessed Are Those Who Bless

Blessed are those who refuse to take vengeance, blessed are those who cause no harm, blessed are those who break the cycles of slaughter, blessed are those who bless and do not curse   Blessed are those who resist the temptations of power – who refuse to gather it to themselves. Blessed are the little […]

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Blessed Are The Persecuted…

The way the Australian Government is (re)interpreting the text in relation to asylum seekers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-07/clarke-and-dawe–an-exciting-new-interpretation-of/5655400 Clarke and Dawe: An Exciting New Interpretation of The Text Updated Thu at 2:54pmThu 7 Aug 2014, 2:54pm An Important Government Functionary. One of many. Source: Clarke and Dawe | Duration: 2min 33sec

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Rob Bell’s Modern Beatitudes

Rob Bell recently tweeted a modern telling of The Beatitudes and my friend Jonathan Blundell (@jdblundell) gathered them up and posted them on his blog “Stranger In A Strange Land“. Here they are: Blessed are those who don’t have it all together. Blessed are those who have run out of  strength, ideas, will power, resolve, or energy. Blessed […]

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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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