Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Smaller Beatitudes

The Smaller Beatitudes

This article appeared in my parish’s recent Sunday bulletin.

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves: they will have no end of fun.
Blessed are those who are sane enough not to take themselves seriously: they will be valued by those about them.
Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and forget of frown: you'll walk on the sunny side of the street.
Happy are you if you know how to hold your tongue and smile, even when people interrupt contradict you or thread on your toes: the Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.
Above all, blessed are you when you recognize the Lord in all whom you meet: the light of truth shines in your life and you have found true wisdom.

– Joseph Follett, via Rev. Taras Miles, Belfield, ND

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