Beatitudes in One Sentence

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by Wassily Kandinsky

What does the Beatitudes, summarized, say?

Divinely blessed are you:

  • when you feel that you are spiritually cut off from God;
  • you deeply grieve your aloneness;
  • the grief sifts you down to your essence;
  • causing you act authentically and with integrity in the world;
  • and though being authentic brings you mistreatment;
  • you don’t mistreat others in return, but instead see the world through their eyes

because THEN the world that God intends can burst into being – through your grief, struggles, efforts, and authenticity – a world of love and peace and joy. The kingdom of heaven on earth.

And then you – and all of creation – will be happy.

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