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By Josie Whitehead
By Josie Whitehead
Based on The Sermon on the Mount
- The Beattitudes -
The Bible - Matthew 5. 3-11
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’s comfort heals their hurt.
His presence, with its healing warmth,
With love does reassert.
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.
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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