Counting blessings in Lent

Counting Blessings: the Beatitudes are the sayings of Jesus that open the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel.  Most commonly translated from the Greek word makarios, as “blessed,” other ways to express the meaning are “Happy,” or, as Tom Wright states in Matthew for Everyone, “Wonderful news.”

During the season of Lent, there will be an opportunity to reflect upon the Beatitudes, one or two at a time, every Wednesday, over a light lunch of soup and bread, at Santa Margarita in Es Castell.

Starts 12 March, 13:00; continues every Wednesday until 9 April.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: 
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn: 
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: 
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after justice: for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: 
for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: 
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: 
for they will be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for justice’s sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


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