The Beatitudes

Blessed are the Compassionate • for their hearts will break with love and they will know how to bear it • from

Blessed are those who question their spiritual beliefs,
For they will discover their divine nature.

Blessed are those who mourn,
For they have seen the frailty of life and keep their loved ones close.

Blessed are those who whisper their truth behind closed doors,
For they will hear the voice of their soul.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for wisdom,
For they shall be filled.

Blessed are the compassionate,
For their hearts will break with love and they will know how to bear it.

Blessed are the open-hearted,
For they shall see the divine beauty within themselves and others.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called humanity’s angels.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for following an untrodden path,
For theirs is the joy of discovery.

Blessed are you when they revile and mock you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely because you no longer follow the crowd.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward — you will be remembered as the ones who possessed the courage to transform the world.


Matthew 5:3-12 Paraphrased.

About Katie Paul

Katie Paul has survived adoption, bulimia and the suicide of her husband, more or less unscathed. She attributes her resilience to her guardian angels Bob, Fred and Hugo. She used to be a stage manager but gave it all up to write stories about loss, love, lust and longing. Her characters get a bit raunchy at time because that’s the way life should be – full of big juicy moments. She is sure Bob, Fred and Hugo agree.

2 thoughts on “The Beatitudes

Tell me what YOU think, right here.