Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 9, 2019
This message was prepared for and given to residents of a senior living community, and, lifts up reasons for thankfulness for the gift of old age which provides new opportunities to grow in grace.
Matthew 5:1-12 contains a list of blessings known as the Beatitudes, each beginning with “blessed are”. The English word, "blessed" is a translation from the ancient Latin and Greek texts. In the Latin Vulgate, each of these blessings begins with the word beati, which translates to