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The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5:1-12

4th Sunday of Epiphany - Year A

January 30, 2011

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop open, holding my phone in my hand, when I read Jesus' words. I'm waiting for my mom to text me, as I scanned through this list of all who are blessed. Some of them are the most unlikely characters: the poor in spirit, the meek, the contrite, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst to be good and upright people. Those who are abused.

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