Category Archives: Beatitudes

To Be: Joyful

beatitude: joyful

When their hearts could not sing, Moose and June thanked their Creator for the melodies of nature.

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Matthew 5:11, 12 KJV

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To Be: Royalty

beatitude: royalty

Inside their ship barn, safe from the threatening forest fire, Moose almost didn’t hear the neighbors’ jeers as he tasted the fresh tomato pizza June had baked.

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 KJV

To Be: Peacemaker

beatitude: peacemaker

Moose finally inspired Prickles, a valentine gift to June, to uncurl when they discovered a mutual love of watermelon.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Matthew 5:9 KJV

To Be: Satisfied

beatitude: satisfied

While Moby’s Steak n’ Bake claimed bigger means better, Sam’s Steel Oats café allowed the Agate Beach community to choose health over wealth.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
Matthew 5:6 KJV

To Be: Meek

beatitude: meek

As the long road to recovery stretched before them after the war, Jeb surprised Judy and Cream by suggesting they hold a peach potluck in their orchard to share their future with the local neighbors.

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
Matthew 5:5 KJV