Who are the blessed?

Reflecting on Matthew 5 

Who are the blessed? Who do you call fortunate?

Not the overachievers, the stars on stage, the heavyweights or the favorites.

No, you bless the poor, the mournful and the humble. You, in your uniqueness, bless those who seek justice, who have mercy, and are pure. You, you Oh God, you bless those work for peace, and who are persecuted for your namesake.

Change our desires. Change our thoughts. Change our will.

May we submit to your blessings, and throw off the burden of trying to form our own.

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