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Beatitudes 246The beatitudes for today

“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."
Matthew 5v3-10

How does the most famous sermon in history still apply? The Beatitudes Project is a feature-length documentary split into sections for individual, church presentation and/or group study featuring artists, thinkers, and change-makers from all over the world who are grappling with this timely question.

Hosted by Stu Garrard of Delirious?, the result is a disruptive and surprising journey through the Beatitudes.

"Most of the time, life doesn’t work out like we expect it will. We spend time and energy trying to climb some sort of spiritual ladder, oblivious to the fact that it is God who is moving toward us. We want answers to our problems, yet what is offered is presence. What if we were to become united with our brokenness rather than our victories? What if God moves closest to us in the absence, the ache, and the longing? The Beatitudes Project turns each beatitude on its head to see the unexpected beneath the understood—diving into the story of a woman on death row to speak about mercy, personal stories from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to talk about peace, and much more. God is on your side, and He is closer than you think."

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From a resource by the Beatitudes Project, 07/04/2020

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