incriminate the apparently righteous.
What if we understood the Beatitudes
as gifts we have been given, instead of actions we are called to perform?
(Matthew 5:1-12) stand at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, often cited as the first of five major teaching sections in Matthew's Gospel.
Echoing the eight beatitudes
preached by Christ in his Sermon on the Mount, Thuan said politicians need a similar set of rules that leave room for the faith in their profession:
Across the country and around the world, on the wrong side of the tracks and in the worst parts of town, Catholic Workers bring life to the Beatitudes
by living the Good News among the least.
The same is true for Luke's possible rewriting of the beatitudes
in light of his concern for the poor.
The message of the Beatitudes
is not to pit one side against another.
The gospel teaches us that those who live in accordance with the Beatitudes
Into this place come the familiar words of Jesus and his Beatitudes
There are also Eight Beatitudes
, Ten Commandments, Twelve Apostles, Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit, and Twenty-one Ecumenical Councils.
Jim Forest, author of The Ladder of the Beatitudes
Brennan found the Dalai Lama's reflections on the Beatitudes
, the parable of the mustard seed, the Transfiguration and Resurrection to be fresh and spontaneous.
Whereas Matthew's beatitudes
emphasize spiritual disposition, Luke's beatitudes
are concerned with material inequities.
, those hallmarks of Christianity, have frequently been updated or twisted.
David Berg preached a stirring sermon on the Beatitudes
as he reflected on his visit by bus to an African village.