If I think I pass any of them, that would be a huge show of pride, wouldn’t it?
Well, reading them is a good place to start to find out! Honest now, do I see myself as “poor in spirit”? My ire can be aroused pretty easily. I had a note on my desk one time that said something like this, “A person is only as big as what it takes to make him mad.” Roger reminded me of my note when I saw a cockroach under the sink! Am I no bigger than a cockroach? I sure can get ticked off at finding one of those critters.
I am laughing a bit. I do really think one can hate cockroaches, but I don’t think they ought to make one curse and throw things. Maybe make me mad enough to move the ‘frig all by myself! 😀
Moving right along to the second Beatitude….
How about hunger and thirst after righteousness? Can I judge that by where my priorities are in the amount of time I spend in things of the Kingdom? If so, I’d say I could use some more priority time just meditating on Jesus. Enough judging myself today.
Wow, seven more beatitudes to go. Can I face myself in all of them?
I end in thanks to my loving Jesus.