November 5, 2023 – You Are Blessed
1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up onto a mountain. When he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them. He said: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be given mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted on account of their righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 11 Blessed are you when men insult you and persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 "Rejoice and be glad, because your reward is great in heaven! The fact is, their fathers did the same thing to the prophets who came before you.