Poem: The Beatitudes inspire me

Blessed are the poor

Blessed, the meek

Stay down stay low

Turtle feet steady pace

earnest heart wins the race

slow lane gets you home.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Their cups will be filled overflowing.

Patience is a virtue

Trust is faithful

Hope grows the unborn future

Slow and true is full of grace.

Blessed are the widows, the orphans, the slaves

Their endurance will inherit the earth

Rich men can’t walk like camels

through the eye of a needle

Rich men have hijacked the earth

and our birth right to be good, natural people

Not upright monsters.

Here are the blessings:

  1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
  2. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
  3. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  4. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
  5. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
  6. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
  7. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
  8. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  9. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

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  1. I loved the image accompanying this poem! As you talked about divide, I kept thinking back to the innocent little bird. It will open its eyes to a world it has had no hand in shaping.
    And, while many may revere the rich, they never nurture good change. It is the people who work to change the world that reach an end. 🙂

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  2. The Hebrew word for Blessed meant All will be well (as in All will be well in the end).

    One might not think being poor or being persecuted is a blessing in terms of the way the contemporary world thinks of blessing but in the ancient Hebrew way it does.

    It means that someday justice will be fulfilled.

    The mishaps the mouse hero of the animated cartoon film An American Tale went through when he became lost from his family is not a blessing in the way the contemporary world thinks of blessing but at the end of the film, it was a blessing in the ancient Hebrew way of viewing the word.

    Because all was well in the end.

    He was reunited with his family.

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    1. I like that! 🙂I always thought of Jesus as being like a pacifist, philosophical hippie but without the sex, drugs & rock and roll aspect, he was too cool for that 🙂. He was the original guru but not corrupt like most of them, if he were alive now, he wouldn’t have a collection of fancy Mercedes!

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      1. With a time-rusted compass blade
        Aladdin and his lamp
        Sits with Utopian hermit monks
        Side saddle on the Golden Calf
        And on their promises of paradise
        You will not hear a laugh
        All except inside the Gates of Eden
        ~ Bob Dylan

        After a while though, relations worsened between the Beatles and the Maharishi, the atmosphere soured by the yogi’s rumoured sexual advances and his evident desire to make money from his famous new pupils. … Asked the reason by the yogi, Lennon is reputed to have told the guru, “If you’re so cosmic you’ll know why.”

        I’m a Jesus child
        Jesus child
        Lord knows
        I’m a Jesus chlid
        ~ Me 😎

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      2. Most gurus are such power trippers, I don’t understand why they have followers. I liked the Beatles and John Lennon but I think they were caught in the evil music industry, it’s all ruined all the fantasy and hero worship of celebrities has crashed for me I can’t enjoy the art if the artist was corrupted. Jesus was cool, the wise enlightener and teacher of good. 🙏😇

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  3. Yes, it’s such a pity that the doctrines
    of men, and their corruptible ways,
    have muddied the waters.
    Fortunately we are still able, just like
    Martin Luther, to go back to the source
    and read what Jesus actually said
    and taught. Like with the Sermon on
    the Mount.
    The Beatles did kind of get one thing
    right, in the light of what Jesus taught
    … 🎶all you need is Love 🎶
    With a dash of hope and faith.

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    1. I’m not a fan of the Old Testament, full of hell and brimstone, I think the red lines are what’s good about the New Testament. I liked the Beatles for a long time, they were a genius band creatively. I just don’t like that musicians and celebrities in general have been manipulated by evil-doers, they’re slaves to their contract. Bob Dylan once joked that he got famous by selling his soul to you know who, (I think he referred to him as the commander in chief)! they all say that “jokingly”, but maybe they’re literally sell outs of their own souls, I think it’s actually possible. In ancient Aztec culture, every year a celebrity-like sacrifice was chosen, they were given the royal treatment for a year, living in extreme luxury and they knew at the end of the year they would be ritually killed. Celebrities remind me of this, especially musicians. They live fast, burn bright and die young don’t they?

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