Righteous

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice for they will be filled[1] Advocating justice for all is virtuous activity, it transforms our society. Constantly promoting fairness, for the neglected and canceled, slakes the soul’s pursuit of accord. To serve the whole community, not only promotes common good, it aligns with the greater good.Continue reading “Righteous”

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God[1] The steadfast and loyal heart is directed by good intention, open to opportunities. Faith-filled perception renders one awake, aware, and attentive for the Beatific Vision Enlightenment sees with God’s eyes and clarity hears with God’s ears, in turn the soul is grasped by God.Continue reading “Pure in Heart”

Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God[1] Conventional wisdom suggests poor in spirit is humbleness – unconditional empathy. It’s accepting powerlessness… life is not what’s in it for me and love is non-competitive. It’s receptive to the spirit… selflessness is untouched by sin and resistant to all judgment. It’sContinue reading “Poor in Spirit”

Persecuted

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven[1] Abandoned and marginalized, it’s difficult to bear bias, harder to endure injustice to suffer inequality. Thus, disregarded by blind eyes, marginalized, and abandoned the consigned, to the dung heap, hope for delayed gratification. Uprightness demands commitment, truth always asksContinue reading “Persecuted”

Peacemaker

Blessed are the peacemaker for they will be called children of God[1] Peace does not deliver justice… to make peace involves everyone’s sacrifice for the common good. Pacificism deescalates, submits right action as good will, and thus, promotes freedom from strife. Communion asks all get along – simply dwell non-competitively as neighbors not adversaries. ReconciliationContinue reading “Peacemaker”

Merciful

Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.[1] Above peace, empathy’s comfort, beyond justice, compassion’s heart, hence harmony’s restoration. Cooperation heals our wounds, our listening first, speaks volumes, and keeps judgment from directing. Forgiving includes forgetting – unfailing generosity fulfills unconditional love, Intrinsic to our covenant, relief precludes anxiety, concern excludes retribution. ThoseContinue reading “Merciful”

Faithful

Blessed are you when people insult you, lie about you because of me, for you will be rewarded.[1] It is truly hard to be calm amid gross misunderstanding… peaceful about malicious slurs. It is tough when slander becomes accepted as orthodoxy… false prophets become truth-bearers. Unconditional love affords a life of real relationship – standardContinue reading “Faithful”

Skinned Alive

Like Mother Earth, our skin is multilayered and it is essential to our existence. Skin promotes touch sensation, maintains body temperature regulation, provides harmful elements protection… Like Mother Earth, our skin is both precious and frail. Parts of us are thick-skinned and like mountains not much bothers us – difficult to get under the skin.Continue reading “Skinned Alive”