Friday, April 6, 2012

Beatitudes



Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos

Translated from Latin these words mean: " A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you." Gospel of John 13:34

“Not from earthly riches but from the milk of human kindness comes true beatitude.”

St. Gregory of Nyssa

A mystic who lived in Cappadocia in Asia Minor around 380 AD.


The Beatitudes:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are the meek

for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness

for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful

for they shall obtain mercy

Blessed are the pure of heart,

for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they shall be children of God."

Mathew 5 1-12


2 comments:

Kathy Cooney Dobbs said...

Beautiful post , Liz! Especially timely for The remembrance of Good Friday

elizabethbrinton said...

Thank you. The words really say it all, don't they?