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The Sermon on the Mount.
What is your favorite Beatitudes?
Mine has always been "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (I was raised with the King James). Though I like the way the New Living Translation...God blesses...
There's a lot more in this chapter. I think the part that jumped out at me this time reading this passage is verses 43 - 47:
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.44 But I say, love your enemies!t Pray for those who persecute you!45 In
that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.
For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends
rain on the just and the unjust alike.46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.47 If you are kind only to your friends,t how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.
Not that I'm facing that much in the way of persecution, but there are people I'm just not crazy about or who make me uncomfortable for different reasons, but God wants me to pray for those people.
I'm looking forward to hearing what your favorite Beatitude is as well as the things that speak to you from this chapter.