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Blessed are the poor in spirit?howdo Sigismund

Posted by Lou Pilder on December 18, 2007, at 9:53:41

In reply to Blessed are the poor in spirit? Lou Pilder, posted by Sigismund on December 17, 2007, at 13:30:03

> Somewhere or other I read that the sermon on the Mount was a typical beatitude that had been added later.
> I'm a bit conflicted on this.
> On the one hand I can see that people who are abjectly suffering sometimes acquire a weird beauty that no doubt comes from their deep authenticity (this is starting to sound terrible, but it's the best I can do, and anyway, it's true).
> It's probably the state of abjection rather than the suffering, which reminds me (and therefore I must mention it) of a big street sign in the city I live near, where someone had painted up 'Embrace the Abject', and I thought 'My goodness. Signs of intelligent life.'
> In short Lou, what I am trying to say is that I feel the problem is less our carnal natures than our conscious minds.
> Whaddya reckon?
> How do our carnal natures fit with our conscious minds?

You wrote,[...The problem...How do...carnal natures...conscious minds?].
There is a proverb in the scriptures that the ancient Jews used that says in Proverb 23 verse 7;
[...For as one thinks in his heart, so is he...].




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