Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Beatitudes - Come Unto Christ ~
Here are few thoughts on the Beatitudes given by our Savior, Jesus Christ known as The "Sermon On the Mount". (New Testament; Matthew 5).This sermon was also given during the Savior's visit to the people of the Book of Mormon after his Resurrection. There are some variations as found in (The Book of Mormon; 3 Nephi 12) In both of these sermons the Savior teaches the doctrine of happiness.
According to the dictionary the word blessed means enjoying, happiness or bliss; favored with blessings, happy, highly favored. Other words to describe blessed are spiritual happiness or heavenly felicity. This Sermon is a gift from Christ to all of us. This is the pattern for us as his disciples to come unto Him.
President Harold B. Lee said the following: "In His Sermon on the Mount the Master has given us somewhat of a revelation of His own character, which was perfect, or what might be said to be 'an autobiography, every syllable of which He had written down in deed,' and in so doing has given us a blueprint for our own lives." (Decisions For A Successful Life by Harold B. Lee).
This is a list of Christlike attributes that we should seek after. This beautiful Sermon should be studied and implemented into our lives; one step at a time towards our own perfection.