The Beatitudes

Up on the hill,
their eager hearts to fill.
Here's what the son of man,
went on to say and began.
Rejoice, if you know,
that you are spiritually poor.
Just like a dough,
dependent on the saviour.
And if you mourn,
by this wicked world - torn,
you will find serenity,
in His amenity.
For those who are humble and meek,
these are attributes of the Spirit;
you will receive what was promised - all of it.
And if your desire is to do God's will,
your wish shall He fulfill.
And if unto others, you show some mercy,
merciful to you will He also be.
And if your heart is clear and pure,
you will see Him, of that we are sure.
And if you are a sweet peacemaker,
a child of His, pronounced by the Maker.
For some souls, persecution comes;
the kingdom of heaven welcomes them with drums.
Just like salt,
even though not your fault,
I will put you on a lampstand.
If you only let me hold your weary little hand
My true nature you'll reflect
And they will give me glory, to that effect.

(inspired by Matthew 5:1-16)

This poem is a part of a series of rhymes titled 'The Matthew Series'. This is the 3rd poem in the series. They are all based on the gospel of Matthew and are in the correct sequence.

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