Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, where He delivered the Beatitudes

Your Beatitude Determines Your Altitude

The Beatitudes are the heart of Jesus' preaching.  The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative, cryptic, precise, and full of meaning. Each one includes a topic that forms a major biblical theme:

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. 
  • Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 
  • Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
  • Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 
  • Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God. 
  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
  • Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are you when men reproach you, and persecute you, and speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you, for My sake.


Photo by OZ  |  Painting: Sermon On the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter, d. 1890

John Coonen
Author: John Coonen
About The Author:
Founder of Citisun blog. Christian, married, dad, grandpa, event producer, tech-marketing guy, former campaign manager & political consultant, active coffee drinker and go-getter, JCI Senator #64413.
Other Articles by This Author:

Posted in Faith

Tags: Faith, Beatitudes

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Comments:

Post comment as a guest

0 / 1000 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-1000 characters
Your comments are subject to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.
  • No comments found

Newsflash

How To Pray The Rosary

The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. The Rosary is a powerful prayer to say, to meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

Divine Mercy

It's Good Friday, and today my wife and I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 PM.  It's the first time I've prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet, so I thought I'd take some time to post an article on it, for some background, along with a reprint of the prayer itself to share with you. The background information on this comes from EWTN and The Divine Mercy website.

Saint Michael The Archangel

Devotion to Michael the Archangel is one of the oldest devotions of the Church; indeed, his roles in God's divine plan date back before the Incarnation. It was St. Michael who led God's army against Lucifer and the other rebellious fallen angels, St. Michael who guards the Catholic Church and her pope, and St. Michael who, at God's commands will reprise his role against the Antichrist in the End Times.

Catholic Bibles Have 7 More Books than Protestant Bibles. Here's Why.

Catholic Answers Shares Why Catholic Bibles Have Seven More Books than Protestant Bibles

Dr. Michael Barber explains why Protestants exclude the Deuterocanonical books from their Bibles.

Vatican: Pope’s Words Not a Personal Attack on Trump

By Cruxnow – ROME: Reacting to widespread media coverage of a perceived war of words on Thursday between Pope Francis and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a Vatican spokesman on Friday insisted the pope’s comments — that someone who would build a border wall is not Christian — were not a personal attack.

“The pope said what we all know when we follow his teaching and his positions: that we should not build walls, but bridges,” the Rev. Federico Lombardi said to Vatican Radio. “It is not a specific issue, limited to this case,” he said.

Related