The beatitudes are a well known passage in scripture, beloved by many. In them, Jesus speaks of a great reversal. A day when those whom the world might deem as forgotten by God will be revealed as blessed. The beatitudes also give us a great opportunity to talk about what it really means to be blessed. Perhaps it is not wealth or any other such thing that the world highly values but our connection to God. Perhaps it is not what we have but who we are. Specifically, we are God's. In Christ, we belong to him, and nothing can change that. A great blessing indeed.
January 28, 2019