The Beatitudes reveal powerful meanings that are rarely understood. This deeper understanding can help you reclaim your inner power.
With permission of Carolyne Cathey, author, inspirational speaker and spiritual counselor. From her talk on “The Joy of the Beatitudes”. (Right sidebar audio player).
5:9 #7 Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God.
In Hebrew peace is never only a negative state; it never means only the absence of trouble; in Hebrew peace always means everything that serves one’s highest good. But peace starts within us. So, we could say…
Oh the god-like joy when our own inner warfare is finally over and we make peace within our own heart and in our own soul. Then, along with the Source of Peace, we may serve as peacemakers to bless the world. This is joy!
William Barclay’s Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew
The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz
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