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Spiritual/Reflective Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Based on The Sermon on the Mount 

- The Beattitudes -

The Bible - Matthew 5. 3-11

True Blessedness

Blessed are they who seek God’s love  
      To fill their empty souls: 
Who see the road that leads to Him 
      As their important goal. 
God’s Kingdom opens wide its doors 
     To people such as they  
Who seek the path to blessedness 
       In each and every day. 
Blessed are they who sadly mourn;
      God comforts them for sure. 
His presence, with its healing warmth, 
      With love, will reassure. 
Blessed are those, both meek and kind,
      Who show their love and care;
And who, quietly, in our troubled world, 
      Help others in despair.  
God keeps his promises to all 
      Who live their lives with grace, 
And who, with steadfast, humble hearts 
      Seek his true dwelling place.  


Blessed are those whose main desire 
      Is to follow God’s command. 
Their path, though long and hard at times, 
    Leads to His promised land. 

Blessed are those whose hearts are pure, 
      Whose thoughts and deeds are clean: 
God’s Kingdom, in the world beyond, 
      By them, for sure, is seen. 
The ones who work for worldly peace 
      Are special in God’s sight: 
And those oppressed for following Him 
      He upholds in their plight.


God's Kingdom's home to all of them -
      They’re welcomed in this land -  
Where they will see God’s smiling face 
      And feel his loving hand. 
When you're reviled, on my account, 
     And words cut like a sword, 
Remember that God’s peace and love 
      Will be your due reward. 

Copyright on all my poems

Which place of worship should I go to, to worship God?  Who is the head of the Christian Church?  Should we jazz up our hymns a bit, or change the old-fashioned words in our prayers?   -  -  etc etc etc.  What do these things really matter in our world?  No, they  do not matter, but the words above, ie those taken from The Sermon on the Mount which Jesus spoke, are important.   What is important to all of us in this life is to work together to put into our lives the important things which Jesus outlined in his Sermon on the Mount and to show love and compassion to everyone in this world by working together for the common good.   Well, this is my way of thinking.  Josie

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