When he saw the crowds, he went up on the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he opened his mouth and began teaching them, saying:3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,*+ since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.4 “Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted.+5 “Happy are the mild-tempered,*+ since they will inherit the earth.+6 “Happy are those hungering and thirsting+ for righteousness, since they will be filled.*+7 “Happy are the merciful,+ since they will be shown mercy.8 “Happy are the pure in heart,+ since they will see God.9 “Happy are the peacemakers,*+ since they will be called sons of God.10 “Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake,+ since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.11 “Happy are you when people reproach you+ and persecute you+ and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake.+ 12 Rejoice and be overjoyed,+ since your reward+ is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you.+13 “You are the salt+ of the earth, but if the salt loses its strength, how will its saltiness be restored? It is no longer usable for anything except to be thrown outside+ to be trampled on by men.14 “You are the light of the world.+ A city cannot be hid when located on a mountain. 15 People light a lamp and set it, not under a basket,* but on the lamp stand, and it shines on all those in the house.+ 16 Likewise, let your light shine before men,+ so that they may see

your fine works+ and give glory to your Father who is in the heavens.+


8 thoughts on “Happiness

    • You have that in the people around you if you but make the correct choices. It’s all out there waiting for you. You just have to not be so anxious to grab on to someone. Test people instead. You can’t call anyone your friend without at least 6 months of loyalty and assistance from them… Elsewise, do what I do. Run! LOL!

  1. magnificent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You should proceed your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

    • ‘Informative’ is the key word. I think they’re expecting questions from me rather than answers, and suppose me some kind of know it all… I speak from experience and expound upon the truth. People who close themselves off and are self absorbed, as so many are these days, find the truth hurtful. Yet if I were to be simply entertaining, I’d be leaving out those who ponder truthful things, and be limiting myself to what others would expect of me, rather than thinking for myself. I find woeful evidence that the less you say, the more people are apt to respond to it, and have therefore chosen to appeal to quality rather than quantity. I may build from a path less traveled, and therefore more slowly, but look at the results! I now receive from an intelligent audience, rather than those who try to get away with very few words, indicating they haven’t even bothered to read the entire post. No regrets here!

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