‘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 are 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.
Upon the Mountain
We followed up the mountain side
sat on rocks and in the rough grass
we turned our faces to the teacher
looking upon the mountain.
The words floated to us a melody
of blessing and promise
a golden light surrounding us all
changing us in that radiant moment.
We looked around and saw the feeble
the broken, the weary and the presecuted
becoming beautiful in their need and want
turning from dark despair to bright hope.
We went up and sat on the mountain
our hearts pounding and swelling
our faces beaming with new visions
and our eyes turned the miracle unfolding.
We went up to receive and became
a shining light as we became clothed
in his radiant and sustaining incarnation
of God's love walking the earth.