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Have you.. reach out and comfort a fiend that was sad. You mourned Do you.. study enough for test so you will be tempted to cheat? Your hunger and thirst.

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1 Have you.. reach out and comfort a fiend that was sad. You mourned Do you.. study enough for test so you will be tempted to cheat? Your hunger and thirst for righteousness Have you.. Help someone who hasn't caught on to the latest chapter, etc. Your demonstrated mercy Have you.. thrown out feelings of revenge or angers toward your brother or sister when they hurt you. You demonstrated ‘clean of heart’ Have you.. been patient with fiends when she or he was taking too long You were kind (meek)

2 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

3 1. What does it mean to be ‘poor in spirit’? means to be humble or modest, not thinking of oneself more highly than one ought to be. trusting in God alone, realizing that power, material goods that we acquire are in the end worthless. Is willing to trust God completely Realizing the need to daily look to God for any and every answer. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven Humble: means that the person doesn't consider himself superior or inferior. He doesn't need the attention of others to make him feel good about himself. He does something without even taking credit for it.

4 2. What is the blessing promised to these who are ‘poor in spirit’? theirs is the kingdom of heaven Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven Paraphrasing this Beatitude: “Happy are those who trust in God and are humble enough to ask for His guidance in everything that needs to be done; for they accept the reward for living closely with God.”

5 3. What is the meaning of ‘mourn’? Willingness to release: a broken heart, emotional hurt, sadness, unhappiness Sorrow for wrong doing Repentance for inappropriate or dishonest behaviour aching because there is so much suffering in the world Readiness to reconcile with God Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted

6 4. How can we comfort the ‘mournful’? Send a sympathy card/note to someone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. Smile at someone who seems lonely. Call a friend whose parents have separated. Write a letter to someone in the armed forces who's stationed far from home. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted “ Happy are those who are sad for whatever reason, because the can fell God’s loving arms around them and everyone”.

7 5. What does it mean to be ‘meek’? you are full of patience and peace. responds ‘gently’ and patiently in situation with others Letting go of previous hurts, losses or failures – all the baggage You are never quick to retaliate or try to get even, even when someone offended, or wronged you Self-control with no temper tantrums Does not use physical, verbal or emotional violence to get ones way does not to manipulate people to get his/her way Does not make fun of others Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land

8 6. Name ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live. Notice something new about a friend—the color of that friend's eyes, for instance, or which hand he or she prefers to use. Start reading the book that's been gathering dust by your bed for six months. Give up the mind set of ‘an eye for an eye’, when someone offended or hurt you. Do not belittle people to get your way. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land “ Happy are those who are letting for of their anger and hurts, for they shall experience wonderful things taking place in their lives. “

9 7. What does it mean ‘to hunger and thirst for righteousness’? Has a strong desire or longing to strive for justice and goodness to stick up for others when they are not being treated fairly not to use anger about injustice to justify unloving behaviour responding with compassion to those who are in need of help to desire and seek justice by responding with love Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied

10 8. Name ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live. avoid doing drugs or abusing alcohol; study enough that you won't even be tempted to cheat on a big test; show up at your after-school job early so no one will have to cover for you; pray for guidance when you're in some sort of a jam. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied “ Happy are those who have a passionate concern and eagerness for goodness and justice, for they shall be completely satisfied with everything”

11 9. What does it mean to be ‘merciful’? Recognizing a need and acting upon it Being able to ‘walk in someone else’s shoes’ – thinking and feeling as that person does Being forgiving – not holding something over someone's head it means, seeing real value in second chances Doing unto others as we would have do unto us Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy

12 10. Name ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live. Invite that new classmate who eats alone in the corner of the cafeteria to join your group for lunch. Talk to the person in your class who doesn't seem to belong to any group. Help someone who hasn't caught on to the latest chapter understand the homework assignment. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy “Happy are those who sincerely shows their care and concern for others, for others will show care and concern for them.

13 11. What is a ‘clean/pure in heart’? Having ‘clean/pure’ morals, values, and motives to be free of all selfish intentions and self-seeking desires our intentions must always be genuine and honest when dealing with others to be kind and respectful to rivals, as well as, to our friends listening to others without judgment. Does not break commitments in a hurtful way or encourage others else to do so Blessed are pure of heart, for they will see God

14 12. Name ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live Get rid of hateful feelings toward the person in English class who started a nasty rumour about you. Throw out feelings of selfishness about letting a younger brother or sister borrow any of your clothes. Sort out whether your current feelings toward your boyfriend or girlfriend are actually love or lust. Blessed are pure of heart, for they will see God “Happy are those who continually and honestly clean up their acts, for they shall experience all good in every area of their lives.”

15 13. What does it mean to be ‘peacemaker’? knowing how to negotiate solutions that are good for everyone involved when there are disagreements willing to make tough decisions to do what is best for all those in a relationship encourages people to get along and to be friends wants peace and is part of the solution Finding satisfaction in removing hatred and reconciling enemies Lay aside their own selfish ambitions and seek to glorify God in all they do—their motives and acts Makes love a priority in attitudes and behavior Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God

16 14. Does being a peacemaker entail taking personal risks? Explain Yes, a true peacemaker must be able to change bad/disruptive relationship into good. There is always the change of the peacemaker becoming a victim. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God “ Happy are those who work for the best interests of everyone, for they shall all experience abundance and good in all aspects of their daily lives”.

17 15. Name two or three ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live. Bring together two friends who have disagreed and help them find a way to resolve— or accept—their differences. Refuse to join in the heckling of the other team's fans at Friday night's game. Avoid arguments with your parents—even when you know you're right. Say "I'm sorry" to your younger brother or sister. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God

18 16. What does it mean to be ‘persecuted for the sake for righteousness’? to stand up for what is right even if it means making someone angry or upset with us. obeying our conscience even if we run a risk of being made fun of or being abused. meeting with suffering and opposition in pursuing a right cause. willing not to compromise our values or beliefs Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake for righteousness, for there is the ingdom of heaven.

19 17. How can anyone be glad when they are put down for doing the right thing? When we stay true to our values or beliefs, we are not compromising who we are, even when we are risking being made fun off. In the end, you many be glad that you did not compromised yourself, because you achieved a greater good. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake for righteousness, for there is the kingdom of heaven.

20 18. Name ways this beatitude challenges you to change the way you live. stay true to our values or beliefs, even at the risk of being made fun of won't go to certain movies; you choose not to listen to raunchy, tasteless music; you decide to save sex for marriage; you do your own homework. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake for righteousness, for there is the kingdom of heaven. “Happy are those who remain calm when being harassed because they are proving that evil has no power or presence to disrupt their happiness”

21 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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