“WE ALL NEED TO LEARN TO LOVE”

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW

Although the dates of the four Gospels is generally accepted.  The first is the basis for the others; Mark is the authority for the narrative which incorporates the events in the life of Jesus.  Matthew was less concerned with the tale than with the teaching.  Matthew had a sense that was both literary and visionary; it is to Matthew that we owe the beauty of the Sermon on the Mount with the perfection of the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer.  Luke, the physician, drew upon Mark’s biographical narrative, made some corrections, and added a new gentleness.  John was the mystic; it was John who insisted that Jesus, instead of being the human Messiah awaited by the Jews, was actually a divine spirit, the very Son of God.

There is no more exalted moment in The New Testament than the beginning of the fifth chapter in Matthew.  Here Jesus, seeing the multitudes before him, delivers “the new Law of the Kingdom of Heaven” which has been immortalized as the Sermon on the Mount.

 

THE BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor in spirit:

For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Blessed are they that mourn:

For they shall be comforted.

 

Blessed are the meek:

For they shall inherit the earth.

 

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness.

For they shall be filled.

 

Blessed are the merciful:

For they shall obtain mercy.

 

Blessed are the pure in heart:

For they shall see God.

 

Blessed are the peacemakers:

For they shall be called the children of God.

 

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:

For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Chapter 5:  Sermon on the Mount

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done.

In earth, as it is in heaven.

 

Give us this day

Our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil

 

For thine is the kingdom,

And the power,

And the glory.

Forever, Amen.

 

Chapter 6:  Sermon on the Mount

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TREASURES

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,

Where moth and rust doth corrupt,

And where thieves break through and steal;

 

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,

Where neither moth nor dust doth corrupt,

And where thieves do not break through nor steal,

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

Chapter 6:  Sermon on the Mount

 

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Forgive me if you find this unusual from me, but I think we all need to remember where we came from, those that Believe, that is and the beauty that awaits those of us that do believe in God.

 

The World, or rather the people of the World have become greedy, selfish and uncaring.  We need to step back and think of the World and the beauty that was created, and how Man has destroyed so much.  I know that those who do not believe in God will have their own scientific thoughts, thats fine.

But, of late, I  am so saddened by what I see and hear and I do think that we need God more in our Life, I know I pray every night, I sometimes wonder if Our Lord listens but I just know he is my Friend and always there for me, as a loner in Childhood  how totally lost I would have been if I did not believe in God by my side and Friend, and all the tears that I shed I never felt alone I knew He was there, and now I believe in the better life that awaits me.  My thoughts, purely on this cloudy Saturday evening, here in England.    Enjoy your Weekend, wherever you are.

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“The Ten Most Romantic Waltzes by Johann Strauss”  Especially for KATE

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on ““WE ALL NEED TO LEARN TO LOVE”

    1. Greed and hate and people just want their five minutes of fame at any cost, no one really cares anymore. You must fear for the future for your little Grandchildren. We have to believe in God and the better World to come, look at this World the next has to be so much better doesn’t it.

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