Where the Ten Commandments tell us, for the most part, what not to do, the Beatitudes tell us how to live in a Christ-like manner. They highlight all the good virtues that we should possess. The Beatitudes serve us well.
Virtues Associated with the Beatitudes
Humility: “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:3).
Caring/Compassion: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matt 5:4).
Meekness: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land” (Matt 5:5).
Justice: “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied” (Matt 5:6).
Mercy: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” Continue reading