Meditation Based on the Beatitudes
People who do not hold tightly to things are happy
Because all of God’s kingdom is theirs.
People who are gentle with the earth
Will see it blossom forever.
People who can cry for all the world’s suffering
Will live to see happiness.
People who hunger and thirst for what is right
Will finally have their fill.
People who really care
Will find love wherever they go.
People who don’t let the world get them down
Will see God.
People who make peace happen
Are God’s children.
People who give up their own comfort so that others can be helped
Know what heaven is all about.
LORD, LET US BE LIKE THESE!
From THE EMPTY PLACE, copyright 1976, by Franciscan Communications Center. Used by permission.
Grace Congregational Church members and friends have contributed to this year’s Lenten devotionals. This year’s Lenten theme is “Good enough: Embracing the imperfections of life and faith.” Today’s devotional was contributed by Ellen Green.