A reading from the Gospel according to St Matthew, Chapter 5,
verses 1- 10. verses 5 - 10.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat
down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them,
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for
they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of
Blessed are those who are persecuted, because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
photo: Michael Munn
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