"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
We realize that everything we have is a gift from God; and we should use what we have been given to help others
"Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Suffering a deep loss can allow us to see how close God is and sensitize us to the suffering of others.
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."
Gentle people have an inner strength and treat others with respect and compassion.
."Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied."
Our highest goal is to establish God's justice in our world and work hard to give our brothers and sisters what they need.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
Jesus must be our example of compassion in our forgiveness.
"Blessed are the pure/clean of heart, for they will see God."
these people are undivided in their loyalties. They are honest, truthful, and genuine.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."
We are called to join the Prince of Peace and bring unity, not division.
"Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
To stand up for what is right, especially in the face of mockery, rejection, and abuse, is to stand with Jesus Christ.