Dios bendice

Dios bendice a los que confían totalmente en él, pues ellos forman parte de su reino.You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Dios bendice a los que sufren, pues él los consolará. | You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

Dios bendice a los humildes, pues ellos recibirán la tierra prometida.You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

Dios bendice a los que desean la justicia, pues él les cumplirá su deseo.You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

Dios bendice a los que son compasivos, pues él será compasivo con ellos. | You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

Dios bendice

Dios bendice a los que tienen un corazón puro, pues ellos verán a Dios. | You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. 

 Dios bendice a los que trabajan para que haya paz en el mundo, pues ellos serán llamados hijos de Dios. | You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

Dios bendice a los que son maltratados por practicar la justicia, pues ellos forman parte de su reino. | You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

Dios los bendecirá a ustedes cuando, por causa mía, la gente los maltrate y diga mentiras contra ustedes ¡Alégrense! ¡Pónganse contentos! Porque van a recibir un gran premio en el cielo. Así maltrataron también a los profetas que vivieron antes que ustedes. | Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

(Matthew 5 | Mateo 5)