Sunday, March 12, 2017

Modern Day Beautitudes

In our text from Genesis, we are reminded of the blessings that Abraham is promised and receives from God. Abraham is "blessed to be a blessing!" We are called to be "blessed to be a blessing" too. In hearing this text, I'm also reminded of the beauty we receive in the words of the Beautitudes. So today I thought I'd write my own modern day beautitudes...hoping these words will bless many.

The Modern Day Beautitudes
By Tara L. Ulrich

Blessed are the tired; for they will be given rest...and all the coffee.

Blessed are the outcasts; for they will be invited to the table.

Blessed are the mentally ill; for they shall know healing and peace.

Blessed are the children; for God beckons them to come.

Blessed are our brothers and sisters of other faiths: for they too shall know acceptance.

Blessed are our LGTBQ family and friends; for they shall no longer feel fear.

Blessed are our brothers and sisters with different skin color; for they will no longer be treated wifh disrespect.

Blessed are the anxious; for they shall know calm in the midst of the storm.

Blessed are those who love unconditionally; for God sent God's Son not to condemn but to save the world.

Blessed are the artists; for their art makes the Word flesh in this broken fractured world.

Blessed are....
What else would you add?


  1. Blessed are those who fear; for they will find safety. Good thoughts, Tara! Blessings!

    1. Great one! Blessings to you too!

  2. Blessed are the depressed, for they shall not be labeled "Spiritually weak".

    1. Yes! Thank you for adding this one.


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