A Few New Beatitudes For Today

Leonard Sweet shared the following…

While in Sweden for an All Saints Day mass, Pope Francis proposed Six New Beatitudes for the 21st century church.

These were meant not to replace the biblical ones, which he called the “identity card” of the saint, but to point to how the original beatitudes might be expanded and understood in light of our world today:

Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.

Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized and show them their closeness.

Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.

Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.

Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.

Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.


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2 Comments to A Few New Beatitudes For Today

  1. Vanessa Lichty

    That spoke to my heart. During this time when I am filled with pain and sorrow over what has become acceptable in the name of protecting our own comfort level, it is critical to remember that we are called to be so much more. It is not the easy path, nor should it be. As part of the Body of Christ, our job is to be His presence here on earth. Are we doing that, or is it all just lip service?

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