blessed are the meek,

those who will not build walls,

but seek to reach out beyond themselves,

blessed are those who would

dare to allow their vulnerabilities

to open them to the other,

not seeking to defend themselves,

blessed are the poor;

those who know that they fall short

but strive for justice anyway,

blessed are those who hunger

for love to triumph over hate,

those who will give themselves away

for the sake of their neighbours near and far,

blessed are those who see beyond colour or race,

creed or gender, sexuality, ability, disability,

language, wealth or age,

but see instead the glorious diversity of humankind,

and seek to celebrate not divide,

blessed are those who hold their convictions lightly,

who are prepared to be proved wrong,

and respond with grace….

blessed are those whose desire is to

bless not curse,

who will speak out for truth,

who yearn for peace not power….

they are blessed, but this strange blessing

will be misunderstood, vilified , accused and cursed by some,

yet they are blessed…


1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

( Matthew 5: 1-3)

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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