Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying: 

 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:1-12

Deb - dspdavey/Domum Vindemia


Comments (2)

On September 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM , sammysgrammy said...

In English we have this one little word - "blessed" which has such a deep and awesome meaning in the original language. The Amplified Bible renders it like this: blessed, enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous with life joy and satisfaction, regardless of outward condition.......Think about that when you say "God bless you" or read in the Word "blessed are the merciful"

On September 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM , Aloquin said...

These are BEAUTIFUL finds, and so appropriate to the message! Great job :) Thank you!