Aug 12, 2013

Beatitudes: Version 2.0

Here’s an updated version of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12, Luke 6:20-22).  It was written by Harrison Adams.
Beatitudes Version 2.0
(inspired by Matthew 5:3-12, Luke 6:20-22)

Blessed are the poor in spirit.
For when our spirits seem empty,
the Holy Spirit becomes our spirit.

Blessed are those who mourn.
For even when we have no joy,
the joy of finding the tomb empty becomes our joy.

Blessed are the meek.
For even when we have no courage,
the courage of facing the cross becomes our courage.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
For when there is no justice,
the justice we uphold becomes our own justice.

Blessed are the merciful.
For when the world is full of suffering,
the mercy we show others becomes the mercy shown to us.

Blessed are the pure in heart and the peacemakers.
For even in death,
the incarnation of God becomes their transcendence.
the mortality of Christ becomes their immortality.
the humanity of Spirit becomes their divinity.

~ written by Harrison Adams. From Sacred Seasons, Lent/Eastertide 2000.  Posted on Simple Living Works.