Maya Angelou Quote

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I love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scripture.  But I was influenced forever by the New Testament.  I love the Beatitudes, informing us that the meek shall inherit the earth.

From Matthew 5:1-12:  “When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.  Then He began to speak, and taught them, saying:”

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 
  • Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 
  • Blessed for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 
  • Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 
  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 
  • Blessed are those who are persecuted  for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
  • Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. 
  • Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.