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Day 51: Spiritual Food in Quarantine

True Blessedness

In the Beatitudes, Jesus talks about what being blessed really is. What our English Bibles render “blessed” is actually fortunate or prosperous. In the world, that means accumulating material things. Otherwise, you will be “less fortunate.” It’s obvious then that as Christians, we belong to a kingdom of paradoxes, where things are upside down, where prosperity is possessing things which moth or rust cannot destroy, and thieves cannot break in and steal. As citizens of that heavenly realm, we don’t pursue the things the Gentiles pursue, things which are destined to perish with the using in a world that is passing away. But we pursue humility, righteousness, mercy, things which make for peace and the building up of one another, as we wait in joyful anticipation for the coming of that kingdom that has no end. Hopefully, we discover this in our current situation, so that when it’s over, we can live in true blessedness.

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