The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12

It is those who, by the world’s standards, seem cursed that are blessed in the eyes of God. The beatitudes are the heart of the law. The first beatitude, to be “poor in spirit” — that is, to depend completely on God — is the soul of Jesus’ teaching.

Prayer: You compassionately encourage me all the time to trust in you alone. You also encourage me to encourage others to do the same.