The Eight Beatitudes In The Sermon On The Mount

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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus introduced the eight beatitudes to teach his followers how to live an ideal Christian life. He taught those who listened about the 8 important blessings to guide us to soon be living an everlasting life with God in His kingdom above. Some of the Beatitudes influence us to feel compassion towards those who have wronged us, to be able to act out of the goodness of our hearts, and to bring peace and harmony to friends and enemies in times of disagreement. These Beatitudes are significant to us as Christians, for they shall enlighten us with Jesus’ teachings for a virtuous and moral life here on earth and above. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” is the fifth beatitude that Jesus had said on the Mount. This Beatitude means to show forgiveness to those who have wronged you and to always be compassionate and sympathetic towards them. The idea of being merciful means to give up seeking revenge to those who have hurt them and follow Jesus’ ways of turning the other cheek. This Beatitude can be applied to my own life in many situations, situations in which I have been able to love someone unconditionally despite the fact that they’ve betrayed me. A situation I’ve experienced betrayal was when my friend had gone behind my back spreading personal things that I had confided in her to keep private, but instead she had spread it like wild fire. As a result, I did not think of revenge as a “Plan A,” I didn’t want anger to rule my

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