“Blessed are the poor in spirit,*
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.a
for they will be comforted.
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,*
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.d
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,*
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.f
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.g* Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.h Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Let's all make it a point this weekend to review the beatitudes and strive to be a true leader.