Beatitudes Defined October 7th, 2008 This beatitude refers to the people that strive and work hard to do God’s will. These people have a very good moral conduct and are able to judge between what is wrong and what is right. Those who live a justice life will be rewarded in the end. To be merciful is to forgive. Those who forgive people for doing things wrong will be forgiven by God for their own sins. Everyone sins and it is important to forgive those who may have sinned towards one directly or indirectly. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God Someone who is pure in heart is someone who is not selfish and is not in the world with a “me first” attitude. Those who are not selfish will see the Kingdom of Heaven and will allow the Kingdom to grow. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. In our world today, peacemakers are an essential part to our existence. With all the fighting, wars and violence, these peacemakers try to make the world a better place and are considered to be the children of God. God believes that his children will stand for peace and not violence. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven In today’s society people who stand up for what they believe are sometimes persecuted for what they believe. Those who stand up for the moral good, and believe in what is right will be rewarded with the Kingdom of Heaven. These people have great self respect and “honest pride instead of self-disgust and shame”.