Reflection 1.30.17 [English/Español]

LITANY of the BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor…
not the penniless, but those whose heart is free.

Blessed are those who mourn…
not those who whimper, but those who raise their voices.

Blessed are the meek…
not the soft, bot those who are patient and tolerant.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice…
not those who whine, but those who struggle.

Blessed are the merciful…
not those who forget, but those who forgive.

Blessed are the pure in heart…
not those who act like angels, but those whose life is transparent.

Blessed are the peacemakers…
not those who shun conflict, but those who face it squarely.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for justice..
not because they suffer, but because they love.

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Dichosos los pobres…
no los sin ni un centavo, sino los cuyos corazones son libres.

Dichosos los que lloren…
no los que gimen, sino los que clamen en voz alta.

Dichosos los humildes…
no los flojos, sino los que son pacientes y tolerantes.

Dichosos los hambrientos y sedientos de justicia…
no los que gimotean, sino los que luchan.

Dichosos los misericordiosos…
no los que olviden, sino los que perdonen.

Dichosos los de corazón puro…
no los que se portan como ángeles, sino los cuyas vidas son transparente.

Dichosos los sembradores de paz…
no los que esquiven del conflicto, sino los que se lo enfrenten cara a cara.

Dichosos los perseguidos por cause de justicia…
no porque sufren, sino porque amen.   

~P. Jacob, Santiago, Chile

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