At the end of last semester, Sarah Belles, the Methodist campus minister and pastor at my church, asked us at Methodist College Fellowship what Jesus would say today if he were to re-issue the beatitudes from Matthew 5. I wrote some of the things I think Jesus would say to remind us of God’s love for all kinds of people. I pray that you see yourself as blessed by God, after all, blessings manifest themselves in ways, and in people, we don’t expect.
Here are my “additional” beatitudes.
Blessed are the mediators, for God smiles upon you.
Blessed are the confused, for God gives direction.
Blessed are the weary, for God gives strength.
Blessed are the liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and unaffiliated, for God takes no sides and opens His kingdom to all.
Blessed are all kinds of bodies, for we are all created in God’s image.
Blessed are those who don’t comprehend, for God gives his eyes to those who ask.
Blessed are the world politicians and governments, for Gods kingdom rules.
Blessed are the ones with secrets, for God knows and loves unconditionally.
Blessed are the Atheists, Muslims, Jews, Agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, and other non-christians, for God loves them too.
Blessed are the silent and silencers, for God’s justice transcends.
Blessed are those in war zones, bombed and defeated, for God has already won the victory.
Blessed are those that are “done”, for God will never be done with you, his strength extends to all.
Blessed are the radicals, for Jesus’ teachings and God’s love are called radical.
Blessed are the patient, for God’s plan is always on time.
*Thanks to Sarah for this amazing prompt! Also, credit for the featured image.*