Aug 26, 2018

Beatitudes for Workers


Here’s a responsive reading for workers from the United Church of Christ website.

Beatitudes for Workers
(based on Matthew 5:3-6 and Luke 6:20-21)

Blessed are you poor who have no work or too little income. 
God has promised:
yours is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you who are hungry now.
God has promised:
you shall be filled.
Blessed are you who weep over unpaid bills,
the loss of a job,
or your children’s lack of opportunities.
God has promised:
you shall be comforted, you shall laugh.
Blessed are you who are merciful.
God has promised:
you shall receive mercy.
Blessed are you who hunger and thirst for justice.
God has promised:
 you shall be filled.

The time is surely coming
when God's justice and peace
shall reign throughout the land.
Thanks be to God.