On Remembering Martin Luther King Jr

With Monday being set aside in remembrance of Martin Luther King, I believe he would approve of this simple list, from 2000 years ago, to help bring peace to all mankind. Simply, the eight Beatitudes of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew 5:3–12 during the Sermon on the Mount


Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn: for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


Perhaps, a moment of silence in remembrance of a great man.


Joe Wocoski

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