For those who are familiar with the teachings of Jesus, they can easily fill in the rest of the title. For those who may not be as familiar, these words begin a litany of blessings to the hungry, thirsty, sick, suffering and sorrowful.
Throughout the centuries, these words, “Blessed are those who…” have been theologized and philosophized to the point of losing their original meaning and intent. They have even been used to glorify human suffering. Nothing could be further from the truth. The creative source of all things does not wish its children to suffer, but when they do suffer, they are held in a special place in the heart of consciousness and special attention is given and assistance is offered.
The words offer to the disenfranchised of the world that they have an advocate—the creator itself—the creative consciousness of all things seeks the well-being of all its creation. To glorify hunger, thirst, pain, suffering, sorrow and human misery or see it as a pathway to God is absurd in the light of the consciousness of the source of all things.
Jesus’ blessing to the people was that God was aware of human suffering, was concerned and gave special attention to those experiencing it. The message to all creation is that the source of all things does not abandon its children in times of need. When you feel most alone is when you are not alone; when you feel most powerless is when most power is given.
Therefore, the message to humanity is that the human condition is not something you must tolerate, resigning yourself to your “lot in life,” but you may transform it and that you will be given everything you need to do so.