Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Beatitudes, 2012: Chapter 3

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 For the third consecutive night, I am posting a number of Beatitudes rewritten by my classes. Tonight's edition was penned by my Gospels' classes, most of whom are sophomores, and my eighth graders. The girls are in pink, the boys in blue. I think they make great sense in our world

Blessed are those who are misled, for God is the way, the truth, and the light. –Clara

Blessed are those who starve, for God will fill you with His word. –Jon

Blessed are the musty, for God will cleanse you. -Natalie

Blessed are those who hit all the wrong notes, for your voices will ring in God’s choir. –Tre

Blessed are those who don’t get any presents for Christmas, for God will bless you with heavenly treasures. –Catherine

Blessed are those who are bullied, for they shall reign supreme with God. –Godfrey

Blessed are those who are mute, for your heart speaks the loudest. –Shannon

Blessed are those who are paralyzed, for you will be a track star on God’s team. –Rene

Blessed are those who are overweight, for there will be no physical differences in Heaven. –Lindsay

Blessed are those who can’t hit three-pointers, for their shots will fall in Heaven. –Travis

Blessed are the academically challenged, for getting into Heaven doesn’t require a report card. –Claire

Blessed are those who feel unwanted, for God will be your companion. –Xavier

Blessed are those who stray, for God is the best Shepherd and will bring you home. –Apple

Blessed are those who were never shown love, for you will see only love in Heaven. –David H.

 Blessed are those with broken families, for your experiences will help your faith grow. –Stacey

Blessed are those who can’t drive, for in Heaven you will fly. –Johnny

Blessed are those with a traumatic past, for God helps you look toward the future.  –Lizzy

Blessed are those who fall, for God will always be there to pick you up. –Andrew

Blessed are you who are short, for you will reach the highest shelf with God. –Melody

God bless,
Luke 18:1
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