#ParaphraseTheBeatitudes

Happy are those who are spiritually poor, because they
will receive the Kingdom of Heaven.

Happy are those who take the time to grieve when sad stuff happens,
because they will be blessed with comfort.

Happy are those who are strong but gentle,
because they will inherit the earth.

Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
because they will be satisfied with righteousness.

Happy are those who love and show mercy,
because they will also receive mercy.

Happy are those who have a pure heart,
because they will be able to see God.

Happy are those who go around encouraging reconciliation,
because they will get the title “sons of God.”

Happy are those who experience hardship and pain
for doing what’s right, because they
will be given the Kingdom of Heaven.