Bible Verse: And he opened his mouth and taught them… Matthew 5:2

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-11

The other day I was talking to my friend about things we wanted to be remembered for and how we wanted to live our lives. He had mentioned that these words were found on Mother Teresa’s walls after she died:

  • People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway.
  • If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
  • If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
  • If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
  • What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyways.
  • If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
  • The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
  • In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Yeah, wow! This got me thinking about what I would want to be found on my walls and I realized that I would love if someone at the end of my days found the Beatitudes plastered all over my walls like a mad man. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-11) are taken from the Sermon on the Mount and is where Jesus lays out his ethic for us to live by. So, read through them as we go forward together and progress together this week.

How would you want to be remembered after you’ve died?

What would you want to be found “on your walls”?

Thanks for journeying with me.

— Jon Pue, Youth Worker, Youth Unlimited, Langley, BC.

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