Tags » Beatitude

Righteousness, Ought-States, and Staying Hungry

“Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” – Jesus, Matthew Chapter 5

Most of the time when someone used the word “righteousness” around me, I get uncomfortable.

709 more words

A Month of Weekends

What a fantastic month it has been! At the end of June, M and I spent a three-day weekend at our favorite bed and breakfast. We enjoyed a fine meal to celebrate my birthday, slept without the dogs waking us, spent hours reading, and enjoyed some peaceful time in a huge, green hammock. 368 more words

My Journey

Is a Simple Beatitude Enough?

“Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
– Jesus, Matthew Chapter 5

I’ve heard this verse a million times. I’ve read it and “meditated” on it.

950 more words

Be a Blessing Today

As John the Baptist sat languishing in the Roman prison after he encountered and chastised Herod, Jesus took time to assure him and his followers that He was indeed “the One”, the Messiah, the Christ. 229 more words

How's My Appetite?

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled.”  Matthew 5:6

Strong words that paint a strong picture keep being used over and over again throughout this teaching we call the beatitudes, Lord.  1,479 more words

Moan for Man

How can I assist the homo sapien in

transcending its own constructs?

A beautiful word it has made, divorced from environment.

However, it is unwilling to recognize the gift in this… 157 more words


17.2 Pursuing Happiness. Two Sets of Beatitudes.

The “Second Week”: Week Seventeen/Session Two.

Theme: Meditation on Two Standards.

Our reading for today: Matthew 4:23 – 5:12.

From there He (Jesus) went all over Galilee. 1,224 more words

Our Ignatian Prayer Adventure