Monday, November 24, 2014

Blessed....and Sorry

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Sorry are they who are materialistic and overly concerned with possessions, for theirs is an earthly kingdom.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Sorry are they who are insensitive, cold and hard-hearted, for if one cannot feel pain one cannot feel joy.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Sorry are they who try to influence others through arrogance and intimidation, for their power is neither holding nor lasting.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Sorry are they who seek gratification from immediate solutions and instant pleasures, for their satisfaction is temporary.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Sorry are they who are selfish and mean spirited, for they will be shunned by others and receive no compassion.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Sorry are they who live by a code of their own making, for their conscience is clouded and they will not know God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.
Sorry are they who are impatient and angry, for they will never know peace.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Sorry are they who do not recognize God's will here on earth and ridicule those who do, for they deny themselves God's love.

Blessed are you when they insult you or persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.

Sorry are they who will not stand firm for what they know to be right and will allow themselves to be swayed by the opposing majority because they fear insult or injury.  They risk their place in heaven so that they may "fit in" here on earth.

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