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?

4 comments:

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

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    1. Great one! Blessings to you too!

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

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    1. Yes! Thank you for adding this one.

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