Study Notes

The beatitudes: where are my blessings?

Julie / August 25, 2014

Ah, the beatitudes: I’ve heard so many completely different interpretations of these scant handfuls of words.  “Blessed are the poor.”  Does this mean 1) God saves the materially poor to make up for their poverty on earth; 2) Christians should strive to be poor; or 3) even the poor are blessed? To begin, there’s a clear juxtaposition between the beatitudes…

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