A LOT of Christians find solace in the list of blessings known as The Beatitudes attributed to Jesus when he gave his Sermon on the Mount according to St Matthew.
Recently a member of our Quaker Meeting chanced upon a more up-to-date version that she introduced to us.
Many Friends felt moved by these and have shared them with other friends across the world. What do you think?
Beatitudes for today
Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves; they will have no end of fun.
Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill; they will be saved a lot of trouble.
Blessed are those who know how to relax without looking for excuses; they are on the way to becoming wise.
Blessed are those who know when to be quiet and listen; they will learn a lot of new things.
Blessed are those who are sane enough not to take themselves too seriously; they will be valued by those around them.
Happy are those who can take small things seriously, and take serious things calmly; they will go far in life.
Happy are those who can be kind in understanding the attitudes of others; they may be taken for fools, but that is the price of charity.
Happy are those that can appreciate a smile, and forget a frown; they will walk in the sunshine.
Blessed are they who think before acting, and pray before thinking; they will avoid many blunders.
Blessed are they who recognise the Spirit in all whom they meet; the light of truth will shine in their lives.