Daniel P. Barron

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 

This article no longer represents my views and I am ashamed to have ever written it. I have removed it from appearing oh my home page, but it can still be retrieved via external links that I have no control over. The reason for this is because it still exists on archive websites, and I would rather it be viewed with this disclaimer.

Matthew 5:“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Remember this foolish thing? Today I have found closure, and it is the best outcome.i With this as a start to winter, it’s shaping up to be my darkest period ever: travel plans to visit “friends”ii replaced with the usual hermitage. I move like a robot. What needs doing, I do; otherwise I am not there. Where there is humor, I find none. I ask God to please kill me; the world does not interest me any more.

  1. NKJV:

    1 Corinthians 7:8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

  2. This word may not mean what you think it means. If you intend to describe somebody to whom you sometimes speak, you probably mean to say “associate” ; or if you intend to passively hint at a lack of interest in marriage, you should probably just say “fuck off” instead and save everyone the time. A friend is like a spouse that isn’t. Friends don’t speak ill of each other in public. Friends don’t keep secrets from each other. Friends find nothing essential on which to disagree. And if the friends are differently sexed, and the woman unmarried, it is a step towards marriage.

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