|A Candle to the Sun||
God bless my enemies:
Bless them for showing me how low God is willing to stoop to open the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven;
Bless them for pushing me to take new steps when no friend stood beside me but God;
Bless them for showing me that nothing can belong to me unless I belong to God;
Bless them for causing the pain that has expanded my capacity for joy;
Bless them for teaching me my errors so God can make them right;
Bless them for all the tears that God is turning into laughter in my heart;
Bless them for leading me to seek the peace that this world just cannot claim;
Bless them for the broken beauty of God's plan they have helped me discover.
Recently, we completed a look at the Beatitudes through the eyes of Greek culture. It seems readers could use a more direct way to access material on each Beatitude, so the Beatitudes are listed below with a link to the associated blog entry.
"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 shall inherit the earth"
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled"
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy"
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God"
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God."
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Here is the introduction to the study
Here is the listof resources used in the study
God help me, I'm an artist.