Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday Evening Meditation

Blessed are the poor in spirit:
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn:
For they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek:
For they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst
 after righteousness: 
For they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful:
For they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart:
For they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers:
For they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are they that have been persecuted
 for righteousness' sake: 
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you,
 and persecute you,and say all manner of evil 
against you falsely, for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad:
For great is your reward in heaven;
 for so persecuted they the
prophets that were before you.

Ye are the salt of the earth;
 but if the salt have lost its savor,
wherewith shall it be salted?
It is thenceforth good for nothing, 
but to be cast out, and to be
trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world.

A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle,
 and put it under a bushel,
but on a candlestick; 
and it giveth light unto all 
that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men,
 that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father
 which is in heaven.

Sermon on the Mount
A painting by Bryan Ahn

Excerpts from "The Sermon on the Mount"
(Matthew 5:3-16)

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