When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
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"Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."
In this verse, Paul provides specific guidelines in Philippians 4:8-9 on how to live in God’s peace by our closeness with Him – ‘Abiding in the God of Peace’.
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
"for we walk by faith, not by sight."
“Anxiety weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up.”
"‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me."
From today’s lectionary readings, John 14:1 – Jesus the Way to the Father – “‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”