Beatitudes for Moral Virtue

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The Moral Development of the Human Person as the Imago Dei

Blessed are those

who pursue worthwhile goals,

for they shall find purpose in life.

Blessed are those

who love someone,

for they shall discover the deepest meaning of life.

Blessed are those

who endure hardship for believing in a righteous cause,

for they shall develop moral character.

Blessed are those

who refuse to degrade another human being,

for they shall ennoble themselves.

Blessed are those

who care about the needs of the poor and underprivileged,

for they shall be spiritually rich.

Blessed are those

who feel all alone in standing for justice,

for they shall be sustained by an Invisible Power.

Blessed are those

who are not controlled by money, possessions and pleasure,

for they shall remain in control of themselves.

Blessed are those

who are passionately concerned about a worthwhile issue,

for they shall overcome the indifference of others.

Blessed are those

who are passionate about living for something meaningful,

for they shall make a meaningful difference in the world.

Blessed are those

who will not compromise their values,

for they shall maintain their integrity.

Blessed are those

who don’t give up on themselves, even when everyone else does,

for they shall be vindicated.

Blessed are those

who are more concerned about upholding moral principle than gaining wealth and privilege,

for they shall remain true to themselves.

Blessed are those

who will not allow another person to “walk all over” them,

for they shall develop moral boundaries.

Blessed are those

who do not tolerate every kind of behavior,

for they shall be morally strong.

Blessed are those

who follow the dictates of their conscience rather than the demands of the crowd,

for they shall encourage others to be themselves.

Blessed are those

who speak truth to power,

for they shall change the world for the better.

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