10 January 2012

Mt of Beatitudes

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
  • Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted
  • Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth
  • Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled
  • Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy
  • Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God
  • Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God
  • Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
  • Blessed are ye, which men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake

Making our journey up to the Mount of Beatitudes, I was amazed to see the symbol of this place - the church now built on the mountain - as I had seen it so many times before. I loved sitting on the rocks, enjoying the time spent with my newfound family, listening to our pastor speaking to us as one does with their grandfather - listening to the exciting, wonderful stories they have to share. Somehow, it was magical...nothing that I could put into words could really explain the moment. It was just an incredible sense of being and purpose and complete contentment. That's probably why I loved Israel so much, was because I had these feelings so strongly and so often.

The church at the Mount of Beatitudes

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