Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jesus' message

Jesus’ message
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins

“For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes.” Kurt Vonnegut

Jesus said, “Blessed are the downcast, the grieving, the meek, those who long for justice, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the oppressed” (Matthew 5.3-11). He did NOT say, “Blessed are the homophobes, the misogynists, the racists, the child abusers, the war mongers, the greedy, and those who teach that only one religion offers access to spiritual truth and human fulfillment.” Christians aren’t those who worship their own prejudices and call them “Jesus.” Christians are those who want to live with Christ-like compassion, integrity, and a desire to heal the world. May we be so blessed and may we so bless our world.

May I be blessed to be a blessing to the world, in Jesus’ name.
taken from Spirit & Truth magazine
Durrell Watkins contributor & editor

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