The Jesus Manifesto

May be it’s the entering 30’s mode thing (whatever that means!) 🙂 Jesus started his ministry around this time … and I do wonder whether I’m really starting only now. Only GOD knows!

Got my free October issue of NEXT WAVE today (this e-zine has been consistently on my reading diet even before BLC got resurrected!), and found this rendition of Jesus words in the Beatitudes … sobering … and energizing!

My favorites are the optionless, because they operate in the reign of heaven.
My favorites are those who grieve, because they’ll be surprised by joy.
My favorites are those who heed the voice of conscience, because they can be trusted with the earth.
My favorites are those who pang to experience what’s right, because they’ll be satisfied.
My favorites are the merciful, because they’ll receive mercy.
My favorites are the pure in heart, because they’ll see God.
My favorites are those who work for peace, because they’ll be called children of God.
My favorites are those who are persecuted for doing right, because they operate in the reign of heaven.
My favorites are you! When people insult you, slander you and injure you on my account, keep your chin up and be happy. Your reward is great beyond what you see. Prophets have always been bullied

(A complete, printable version of The Jesus Manifesto is available from Doulos Christou Press here: http://www.douloschristoupress.com/manifesto.pdf. You may freely print and distribute this document.

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