Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Matthew 5: 3-11
This time, Sunday Rev. Karen Lindvig dives deep into this classic section of the Sermon on the Mount, weaving in elements of the Vedanta, for clues about awakening to the Divine Presence. What does it mean to be “poor in Spirit”? How can one in mourning also be one awakening? How can those who seem most unfortunate or small, actually be the blessed?
Karen’s talk begins at 15:42.
Worship Arts material comes from SU’s own Worship Arts team, with help from the Seattle Unity community. Go here for the full service video.
Community member James Tierney presents the offering.
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