Meditation — June 11, 2018

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018

Scripture: How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance. Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognized as children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3-10 (The Sermon on the Mount)

Prayer: I am still–silent this morning, repeating the words of scripture. Across the canal from my window two Great Danes are frolicking. It is as if they had just heard Jesus’ words. Let these familiar message infiltrate the deepest corridors of my heart.

Response: Re-read the Sermon, only this time, pause with each descriptive expression—poor in spirit, gentle, those who mourn, etc., recalling times when you could be similarly described. See the Sermon as identifying aspects of yourself that might have gone hidden or disguised from even you.

See the richness you embrace as reflected in the colors of who you are and pull that tapestry over your shoulders. Share these newly acknowledged qualities with loved ones and especially the strangers you have yet to encounter.

Pray for those who are discovering the depth of their being this day and the following.

Praise God!

All for this morning.

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