In our text from Genesis, we are reminded of the blessings that Abraham is promised and receives from God. Abraham is “blessed to be a blessing!” We are called to be “blessed to be a blessing” too. In hearing this text, I’m also reminded of the beauty we receive in the words of the Beautitudes. So today I thought I’d write my own modern day beautitudes…hoping these words will bless many.
The Modern Day Beautitudes
By Tara L. Ulrich
Blessed are the tired; for they will be given rest…and all the coffee.
Blessed are the outcasts; for they will be invited to the table.
Blessed are the mentally ill; for they shall know healing and peace.
Blessed are the children; for God beckons them to come.
Blessed are our brothers and sisters of other faiths: for they too shall know acceptance.
Blessed are our LGTBQ family and friends; for they shall no longer feel fear.
Blessed are our brothers and sisters with different skin color; for they will no longer be treated wifh disrespect.
Blessed are the anxious; for they shall know calm in the midst of the storm.
Blessed are those who love unconditionally; for God sent God’s Son not to condemn but to save the world.
Blessed are the artists; for their art makes the Word flesh in this broken fractured world.
What else would you add?