Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Apr 26, 2021

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. To be a peacemaker, first of all, means that we have to be at peace. We have to be able to clearly rest in God’s peace, in the “peace that surpasses all understanding [that] will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”[Philippians […]

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Apr 19, 2021

Over the last few weeks I’ve written about the Beatitudes each as a rung on the ladder[1] which takes us up to the highest expression of human beings in their love of God. Today, we’re looking at the sixth Beatitude, Blessed are the pure in heart. It would be easy for us to think that […]

Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful

Apr 12, 2021

Blessed are the merciful, those who offer mercy and compassion, who take pity on, who are kind, charming, generous and gracious to others,[1] ultimately, forgiving them. Those who seek to understand another and why they are where they are in life. Those who help and sustain those in trouble. In other words, those who take […]

Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Apr 05, 2021

The fourth Beatitude, Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness, is, to me, the heart of the Beatitudes. To step on this rung of the ladder, after acknowledging that we need God in our poverty of spirit, after mourning our losses and suffering, and after seeing ourselves as meek, just one of billions […]