Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Beatitudes, not what you think.

Some happy people?

The beatitudes – possibly one of the most well known passages in the Bible.  They’re a beautiful collection of different sayings about various people (the poor in spirit, the mournful, the persecuted etc) who seem to be losers on earth but will eventually win out when they die and go to heaven.  Isn’t it an encouraging thought when you fit into one of these nice little categories?  Shall we read them?