Contributed by Clair Sauer on Jan 20, 2011
The Beatitudes are not a new set of commandments, but a description of God's kingdom. To know the full measure of God's blessings, there is nothing we have to do, we only have to be in Christ's presence.
Modern Christians love the Beatitudes. The poetic beauty of Jesus' opening to his Sermon on the Mount has captured our attention and inspired awe for so many. We learn about the Beatitudes as we grow up in church, we sing songs about them, there are probably many of us that could recite at least a